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Electrically heated particulate filter propagation support methods and systems

United States Patent

June 14, 2011
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A control system that controls regeneration of a particulate filter is provided. The system generally includes a regeneration module that controls current to the particulate filter to initiate combustion of particulate matter in the particulate filter. A propagation module estimates a propagation status of the combustion of the particulate matter based on a combustion temperature. A temperature adjustment module controls the combustion temperature by selectively increasing a temperature of exhaust that passes through the particulate filter.
Gonze; Eugene V. (Pinckney, MI), Paratore, Jr.; Michael J. (Howell, MI), Ament; Frank (Troy, MI)
GM Global Technology Operations LLC (
11/ 803,684
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.