Patents by Inventor Matthew E. O'Reilly

Matthew E. O'Reilly has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 11136678
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for the electrochemical oxidation of a C—H bond in a compound to give a C—O bond or C—S bond. The oxidation of methane to methanol is described, as well as an electrochemical cell for performing the reaction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 5, 2021
    Assignee: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
    Inventors: Yogesh Surendranath, Matthew E. O'Reilly
  • Patent number: 11005108
    Abstract: Disclosed are surface immobilized (electro)catalysts that may be prepared by a condensation reaction that generates an aromatic unit that is robust to acid and base and elevated temperatures. Among their many desirable characteristics, the catalysts are far less prone to the bimolecular deactivation pathways commonly observed for homogeneous catalysts, and may be used in solvents with a range of polarities and dielectric strengths. The catalysts are suitable for a wide array of thermal catalytic reactions (polymerization, oxidation, hydrogenation, cross-coupling etc.) and as anodes and/or cathodes in fuel cells, electrolyzers, and in batteries and supercapacitors.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 11, 2021
    Assignee: MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
    Inventors: Yogesh Surendranath, Tomohiro Fukushima, Matthew E. O'Reilly, Seokjoon Oh, Alexander T. Murray, Corey Jarin Kaminsky, Sterling Ben Chu, Megan N. Jackson
  • Publication number: 20190186026
    Abstract: Disclosed are methods for the electrochemical oxidation of a C—H bond in a compound to give a C—O bond or C—S bond. The oxidation of methane to methanol is described, as well as an electrochemical cell for performing the reaction.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 11, 2017
    Publication date: June 20, 2019
    Inventors: Yogesh Surendranath, Matthew E. O'Reilly
  • Publication number: 20170047592
    Abstract: Disclosed are surface immobilized (electro)catalysts that may be prepared by a condensation reaction that generates an aromatic unit that is robust to acid and base and elevated temperatures. Among their many desirable characteristics, the catalysts are far less prone to the bimolecular deactivation pathways commonly observed for homogeneous catalysts, and may be used in solvents with a range of polarities and dielectric strengths. The catalysts are suitable for a wide array of thermal catalytic reactions (polymerization, oxidation, hydrogenation, cross-coupling etc.) and as anodes and/or cathodes in fuel cells, electrolyzers, and in batteries and supercapacitors.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Publication date: February 16, 2017
    Inventors: Yogesh Surendranath, Tomohiro Fukushima, Matthew E. O'Reilly, Seokjoon Oh, Alexander T. Murray, Corey Jarin Kaminsky, Sterling Ben Chu, Megan N. Jackson