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Inductively heated particulate matter filter regeneration control system

United States Patent

October 23, 2012
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A system includes a particulate matter (PM) filter with an upstream end for receiving exhaust gas, a downstream end and zones. The system also includes a heating element. A control module selectively activates the heating element to inductively heat one of the zones.
Gonze; Eugene V. (Pinckney, MI), Paratore, Jr.; Michael J. (Howell, MI), Kirby; Kevin W. (Calabasas Hills, CA), Phelps; Amanda (Malibu, CA), Gregoire; Daniel J. (Thousand Oaks, CA)
GM Global Technology Operations LLC (
12/ 209,298
September 12, 2008
STATEMENT OF GOVERNMENT RIGHTS This disclosure 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 disclosure.