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Zone heated diesel particulate filter electrical connection

United States Patent

March 30, 2010
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An electrical connection system for a particulate filter is provided. The system includes: a particulate filter (PF) disposed within an outer shell wherein the PF is segmented into a plurality of heating zones; an outer mat disposed between the particulate filter and the outer shell; an electrical connector coupled to the outer shell of the PF; and a plurality of printed circuit connections that extend along the outer surface of the PF from the electrical connector to the plurality of heating zones.
Gonze; Eugene V. (Pinckney, MI), Paratore, Jr.; Michael J. (Howell, MI)
GM Global Technology Operations, Inc. (Detroit, MI)
11/ 561,108
November 17, 2006
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS Certain of the subject matter of the present application was developed under Contract Number DE-FC-04-03AL67635 awarded by the Department of Energy. The U.S. government has certain rights in this invention.