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Electrically heated particulate filter regeneration methods and systems for hybrid vehicles

United States Patent

October 12, 2010
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A control system for controlling regeneration of a particulate filter for a hybrid vehicle is provided. The system generally includes a regeneration module that controls current to the particulate filter to initiate regeneration. An engine control module controls operation of an engine of the hybrid vehicle based on the control of the current to the particulate filter.
Gonze; Eugene V. (Pinckney, MI), Paratore, Jr.; Michael J. (Howell, MI)
GM Global Technology Operations, Inc. (US)
11/ 804,665
May 15, 2007
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This invention was produced pursuant to U.S. Government Contract No. DE-FC-04-03 AL67635 with the Department of Energy (DoE). The U.S. Government has certain rights in this invention.