06418682 is referenced by 7 patents.
A nonload bearing partition wall including spaced apart wood top and bottom plates and a plurality of metal studs bridging the top and bottom plates. The metal studs have U-shaped rectangular cross section with two parallel spaced apart side walls and a central web bridging the side walls and connected to one edge of each of the side walls. The central web has an extension on each end thereof. The extensions are contained within the slots of the top and bottom plates the slots of the top and bottom plates having a depth less than one half the height of the edge of the top and bottom plates. One of the sidewalls has a first extension extending from either end over and attached to the edge of the top and bottom plates. The second side wall has second extensions extending from either end perpendicularly inwardly from the side wall to lie over and be attached to the inner face of the top and bottom plates.