Patents by Inventor Michael J. Lembo

Michael J. Lembo 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).

  • Publication number: 20200232232
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to an insulation-retaining sheet, e.g., for blown-in insulation, that includes an integral vapor-retarding membrane. In one aspect, the disclosure provides an insulation-retaining sheet including a sheet of mesh having an air permeability of at least 200 cfm per square foot; and one or more strips of vapor-retarding membrane, the one or more strips of vapor-retarding membrane being laminated to the sheet of mesh, the first side edge each of the strips of vapor-retarding membrane extending to the first side edge of the sheet of mesh, the second side edge each of the strips of vapor-retarding membrane extending to the second side edge of the sheet of mesh, wherein the insulation-retaining sheet has a plurality of open zones extending laterally from the first side edge of the sheet of mesh to the second side edge of the sheet of mesh in which no vapor-retarding membrane is laminated to the mesh.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 6, 2020
    Publication date: July 23, 2020
    Inventors: Bruce A. Hartzell, John J. Bozek, Michael J. Lembo, Valerio Massara
  • Publication number: 20200181903
    Abstract: An insulation product may include a container, a first insulation material forming a first layer inside the container, and a second insulation material forming a second layer inside the container, and the first layer is compressed by the second layer. A structure in a building may include studs, first and second claddings mounted to opposite sides of the studs, and structure spaces defined between the studs and the opposing claddings. A first insulation material may include first layers on and substantially covering a first one of the claddings inside the structure spaces. In addition, a second insulation material may have second layers inside the structure spaces. The first layers are compressed and substantially covered by the second layers, and the second layers substantially cover a second one of the claddings inside the structure spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: February 12, 2020
    Publication date: June 11, 2020
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe NDOBO-EPOY, Artemis AGELARIDOU TWOHIG, Michael J. LEMBO, Todd P. DINOIA, Minas R. Apelian
  • Patent number: 10612251
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to an insulation-retaining sheet, e.g., for blown-in insulation, that includes an integral vapor-retarding membrane. In one aspect, the disclosure provides an insulation-retaining sheet including a sheet of mesh having an air permeability of at least 200 cfm per square foot; and one or more strips of vapor-retarding membrane, the one or more strips of vapor-retarding membrane being laminated to the sheet of mesh, the first side edge each of the strips of vapor-retarding membrane extending to the first side edge of the sheet of mesh, the second side edge each of the strips of vapor-retarding membrane extending to the second side edge of the sheet of mesh, wherein the insulation-retaining sheet has a plurality of open zones extending laterally from the first side edge of the sheet of mesh to the second side edge of the sheet of mesh in which no vapor-retarding membrane is laminated to the mesh.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 7, 2020
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventors: Bruce A. Hartzell, John J. Bozek, Michael J. Lembo, Valerio Massara
  • Publication number: 20200024844
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to acoustic panels and methods for preparing them. The disclosure relates more particularly to panels having a nonwoven facing and to methods for making such panels. One aspect of the disclosure is a method for preparing an acoustic panel comprising providing a base structure. The base structure has one or more edges, an outward major surface having a total are, and an inward major surface opposing the outward major surface. The base structure has a noise reduction coefficient (NRC) of at least about 0.3. The method includes disposing directly against the outward major surface of the base structure a sprayable mixture comprising a plurality of fibers, one or more binders, and a dispersive medium. The method includes drying the disposed mixture to provide a facing layer disposed on the outward major surface of the base structure, the facing layer having an exterior major surface opposing the outward major surface of the base structure.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: Steven Jacek, Sizhu You, Matthew Gacek, Michael J. Lembo
  • Publication number: 20200027436
    Abstract: The disclosure relates to acoustic panels and methods for preparing them. The disclosure relates more particularly to panels having a porous facing and to methods for making such panels. One aspect of the disclosure is an acoustic panel comprising a base structure. The base structure has one or more edges, an outward major surface having a total area, and an inward major surface opposing the outward major surface. The base structure has a noise reduction coefficient (NRC) of at least about 0.3. The panel includes a coating layer directly disposed on the outward major surface of the base structure, the coating layer being formed of an open-cell foam. The coating layer has an exterior major surface opposing the outward major surface of the base structure. The coating layer is substantially scattering for light in the wavelength range of 380 nm to 780 nm, and has an absorption coefficient of less than 0.5 for acoustic frequencies in the range of 100 Hz to 10,000 Hz.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 17, 2019
    Publication date: January 23, 2020
    Inventors: David Shackleford, Sizhu You, Steven Jacek, Phillip Evans, Alexis Rile, Michael J. Lembo
  • Publication number: 20190323233
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to suspension ceiling grids, for example, suitable for holding a suspension ceiling composed of ceiling tiles. The present disclosure relates more particularly to a vented suspension ceiling support beam including an elongate body extending in a longitudinal direction. The body includes a vertical web, and opposing first and second flanges protruding laterally from the vertical web. A vent is formed through the first flange.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 28, 2019
    Publication date: October 24, 2019
    Inventors: Matthew Rapposelli, Robin C. Czyzewicz, Isabelle Etchart Randlett, Michael J. Lembo, David E. Woolley
  • Publication number: 20190264441
    Abstract: An insulation system and method comprising an insulation layer, an atmospheric regulation layer, a structural support, and an external surface; wherein the atmospheric regulation layer is supported by the structural support, wherein the insulation layer is located between the atmospheric regulation layer and the external surface, wherein the atmospheric regulation layer has a water vapor permeability of not greater than 3 perms at a relative humidity of 25% as measured by ASTM E96 Procedure A Dry Cup, and a water vapor permeability of at least 6 perms at a relative humidity of 75% as measured by ASTM E96 Procedure B Wet Cup, wherein the atmospheric regulation layer has a fire class A rating as measured by ASTM E84, and wherein the continuous atmospheric regulation layer has a ACH50 value of not greater than 10, wherein ACH50 represents an air exchange at 50 Pascals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 14, 2019
    Publication date: August 29, 2019
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe NDOBO-EPOY, Michael J. LEMBO, Todd P. DINOIA, Luc Pierre VITRY, Gregory F. JACOBS, Valerio MASSARA, Andrew Clyde BRANDT
  • Patent number: 10323410
    Abstract: An insulation system and method comprising an insulation layer, an atmospheric regulation layer, a structural support, and an external surface; wherein the atmospheric regulation layer is supported by the structural support, wherein the insulation layer is located between the atmospheric regulation layer and the external surface, wherein the atmospheric regulation layer has a water vapor permeability of not greater than 3 perms at a relative humidity of 25% as measured by ASTM E96 Procedure A Dry Cup, and a water vapor permeability of at least 6 perms at a relative humidity of 75% as measured by ASTM E96 Procedure B Wet Cup, wherein the atmospheric regulation layer has a fire class A rating as measured by ASTM E84, and wherein the continuous atmospheric regulation layer has a ACH50 value of not greater than 10, wherein ACH50 represents an air exchange at 50 Pascals.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: June 18, 2019
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Ndobo-Epoy, Michael J. Lembo, Todd P. Dinoia, Luc Pierre Vitry, Gregory F. Jacobs, Valerio Massara, Andrew Clyde Brandt
  • Publication number: 20190093357
    Abstract: The present disclosure relates generally to an insulation-retaining sheet, e.g., for blown-in insulation, that includes an integral vapor-retarding membrane. In one aspect, the disclosure provides an insulation-retaining sheet including a sheet of mesh having an air permeability of at least 200 cfm per square foot; and one or more strips of vapor-retarding membrane, the one or more strips of vapor-retarding membrane being laminated to the sheet of mesh, the first side edge each of the strips of vapor-retarding membrane extending to the first side edge of the sheet of mesh, the second side edge each of the strips of vapor-retarding membrane extending to the second side edge of the sheet of mesh, wherein the insulation-retaining sheet has a plurality of open zones extending laterally from the first side edge of the sheet of mesh to the second side edge of the sheet of mesh in which no vapor-retarding membrane is laminated to the mesh.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 26, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Bruce A. Hartzell, John J. Bozek, Michael J. Lembo, Valerio Massara
  • Publication number: 20180094427
    Abstract: An insulation system and method comprising an insulation layer, an atmospheric regulation layer, a structural support, and an external surface; wherein the atmospheric regulation layer is supported by the structural support, wherein the insulation layer is located between the atmospheric regulation layer and the external surface, wherein the atmospheric regulation layer has a water vapor permeability of not greater than 3 perms at a relative humidity of 25% as measured by ASTM E96 Procedure A Dry Cup, and a water vapor permeability of at least 6 perms at a relative humidity of 75% as measured by ASTM E96 Procedure B Wet Cup, wherein the atmospheric regulation layer has a fire class A rating as measured by ASTM E84, and wherein the continuous atmospheric regulation layer has a ACH50 value of not greater than 10, wherein ACH50 represents an air exchange at 50 Pascals.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 28, 2017
    Publication date: April 5, 2018
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe NDOBO-EPOY, Michael J. LEMBO, Todd P. DINOIA, Luc Pierre VITRY, Gregory F. JACOBS, Valerio MASSARA, Andrew Clyde BRANDT
  • Patent number: 9732522
    Abstract: A support structure may have a base having surfaces including a top, a bottom, a front, a rear and sides. A first top slot may be formed in the top and may extend at least partially between the front and the rear. A second top slot may be formed in the top and may extend at least partially between the sides. In addition, a bottom slot may be formed in the bottom. A system for attic storage can include an attic having attic joists. A plurality of support structures, each comprising a base, may be mounted to the attic joists. At least two conventional lumber studs may be included and may extend between adjacent ones of the bases. In addition, a plurality of lumber panels may be mounted to at least one of the bases and the lumber studs.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 15, 2017
    Assignee: CERTAINTEED CORPORATION
    Inventors: Andrew Clyde Brandt, David M. Pacana, Michael J. Lembo
  • Publication number: 20170030074
    Abstract: An insulation product may include a container, a first insulation material forming a first layer inside the container, and a second insulation material forming a second layer inside the container, and the first layer is compressed by the second layer. A structure in a building may include studs, first and second claddings mounted to opposite sides of the studs, and structure spaces defined between the studs and the opposing claddings. A first insulation material may include first layers on and substantially covering a first one of the claddings inside the structure spaces. In addition, a second insulation material may have second layers inside the structure spaces. The first layers are compressed and substantially covered by the second layers, and the second layers substantially cover a second one of the claddings inside the structure spaces.
    Type: Application
    Filed: July 29, 2016
    Publication date: February 2, 2017
    Inventors: Jean-Philippe Ndobo-Epoy, Artemis Agelaridou-Twohig, Michael J. Lembo, Todd P. DiNoia, Minas R. Apelian
  • Publication number: 20160348365
    Abstract: A support structure may have a base having surfaces including a top, a bottom, a front, a rear and sides. A first top slot may be formed in the top and may extend at least partially between the front and the rear. A second top slot may be formed in the top and may extend at least partially between the sides. In addition, a bottom slot may be formed in the bottom. A system for attic storage can include an attic having attic joists. A plurality of support structures, each comprising a base, may be mounted to the attic joists. At least two conventional lumber studs may be included and may extend between adjacent ones of the bases. In addition, a plurality of lumber panels may be mounted to at least one of the bases and the lumber studs.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 9, 2016
    Publication date: December 1, 2016
    Inventors: Andrew Clyde BRANDT, David M. PACANA, Michael J. Lembo
  • Patent number: 8215083
    Abstract: A previously formed unitary building exterior envelope product is provided, comprising: a mineral fiber insulation board including a binder having a hydrophobic agent and is resistant to liquid water-penetration and has first and second major surfaces, an exterior facing material, which resists air infiltration and liquid water penetration, laminated to the first major surface, the exterior facing material being permeable to water vapor, and a continuous interior facing laminated to the second major surface, so that the second major surface is resistant to liquid water-penetration and is permeable to water vapor. The section of product is mounted to an exterior side of a plurality of framing members of an exterior wall of a building, so that the interior facing faces the framing members. An exterior layer is mounted to the framing members using a connection device that passes through the section of product, with the facing material facing the exterior layer.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 6, 2009
    Date of Patent: July 10, 2012
    Assignee: Certainteed Corporation
    Inventors: Murray S. Toas, Stephen O. Barefoot, Michael J. Lembo
  • Publication number: 20110183096
    Abstract: The present invention provides insulation duct products including an insulation layer containing fibrous material bound with a resinous binder, an inner surface and an outer surface, and a closed cell foam layer adhered to an inner surface of the insulation layer. The closed cell foam layer includes a thickness of less than 0.5 inches (1.27 cm), and has a density of less than about 12 pcf.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 28, 2010
    Publication date: July 28, 2011
    Inventors: Michael J. Lembo, John Bozek, Renee Chesler
  • Patent number: 7857923
    Abstract: An insulation product and method of making the same are provided. The insulation product includes a mat containing randomly oriented fibers bonded by a binder, the mat having first and second major surfaces and a pair of side portions, and at least one flexible reinforcing layer bonded to the mat between the first and second major surfaces and extending along a length of said mat.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 6, 2007
    Date of Patent: December 28, 2010
    Assignee: Certainteed Corporation
    Inventors: David I. Suda, Michael J. Lembo
  • Patent number: 7780886
    Abstract: An insulation product is provided comprising an insulation mat comprising randomly oriented fibers. The mat has first and second major surfaces and a pair of side portions. A vapor retardant facing layer is bonded to at least one of the major surfaces of the mat. The facing layer has a fiber orientation such that the facing layer has a ratio of machine direction tensile strength to cross machine direction tensile strength which permits the facing layer to be separated by hand along a substantially straight line selected in the machine direction.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 4, 2004
    Date of Patent: August 24, 2010
    Assignee: Certainteed Corporation
    Inventor: Michael J. Lembo
  • Publication number: 20100107535
    Abstract: Insulation is partially divided into segments (200a), wherein each of the segments (200a) has an R-value and thickness and has length and width dimensions of, at least somewhat greater than 9.5 inches by at least somewhat greater than 14.5 inches to fill band joist cavities between spaced apart joists (106); and the batt (200) is either three segments (200a) in length or four segments (200a) in length, or is folded at intervals of the three segments (200a) in length or four segments in length (200a), and the batt (200) has a width of either one segment (200a) or two segments (200a), and the segments (200a) of the same batt (200) are partially divided from one another and remain in the batt (200) until separated at the point of use or installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 12, 2010
    Publication date: May 6, 2010
    Inventor: Michael J. Lembo
  • Patent number: 7703253
    Abstract: Insulation is partially divided into segments (200a), wherein each of the segments (200a) has an R-value and thickness and has length and width dimensions of, at least somewhat greater than 9.5 inches by at least somewhat greater than 14.5 inches to fill band joist cavities between spaced apart joists (106); and the batt (200) is either three segments (200a) in length or four segments (200a) in length, or is folded at intervals of the three segments (200a) in length or four segments in length (200a), and the batt (200) has a width of either one segment (200a) or two segments (200a), and the segments (200a) of the same batt (200) are partially divided from one another and remain in the batt (200) until separated at the point of use or installation.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 21, 2004
    Date of Patent: April 27, 2010
    Assignee: CertainTeed Corporation
    Inventor: Michael J. Lembo
  • Publication number: 20100088998
    Abstract: Insulation is partially divided into segments (200a), wherein each of the segments (200a) has an R-value and thickness and has length and width dimensions of, at least somewhat greater than 9.5 inches by at least somewhat greater than 14.5 inches to fill band joist cavities between spaced apart joists (106); and the batt (200) is either three segments (200a) in length or four segments (200a) in length, or is folded at intervals of the three segments (200a) in length or four segments in length (200a), and the batt (200) has a width of either one segment (200a) or two segments (200a), and the segments (200a) of the same batt (200) are partially divided from one another and remain in the batt (200) until separated at the point of use or installation.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 17, 2009
    Publication date: April 15, 2010
    Inventor: MICHAEL J. LEMBO