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Zone heated inlet ignited diesel particulate filter regeneration

United States Patent

June 26, 2012
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An exhaust system that processes exhaust generated by an engine is provided. The system includes: a particulate filter (PF) that is disposed downstream of the engine and that filters particulates from the exhaust; and a grid that includes electrically resistive material that is segmented by non-conductive material into a plurality of zones and wherein the grid is applied to an exterior upstream surface of the PF.
Gonze; Eugene V. (Pinckney, MI), Ament; Frank (Troy, MI), Paratore, Jr.; Michael J. (Howell, MI)
GM Global Technology Operations LLC (
11/ 561,100
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.