07225590 is referenced by 53 patents and cites 38 patents.

A brick tie for interconnecting a brick wall with a back-up wall comprised of a plurality of spaced apart studs and a wall board secured to the studs wherein each stud includes a pair of opposed side flanges and a web formed between the flanges. The brick tie includes a plate having a series of spikes projecting from a backside. The spikes are adapted to be pushed into and through a portion of the wallboard so as to at least partially support the plate on the wallboard. Further, the plate is positioned on the wallboard such that it aligns with one side flange of a stud. Further, the brick tie includes a series of fasteners that are extended through the plate, through the wallboard and into the side flange of the stud. A loop or tie holder is secured or formed on the front of the plate. A tie is at least partially confined in the loop and the loop is of such a size that the tie can be vertically adjusted within the loop when the plate is secured to the wallboard. When the brick tie is secured to the back-up wall, the tie projects outwardly from the plate and extends between two layers of brick or block so as to anchor or secure the brick or block wall to the back-up wall.

Title
Brick tie
Application Number
10/618892
Publication Number
7225590 (B1)
Application Date
July 14, 2003
Publication Date
June 5, 2007
Inventor
John G Eberdt
Raleigh
NC, US
Michael L Torres
Raleigh
NC, US
Edward R diGirolamo
Raleigh
NC, US
Agent
Coats & Bennett P L L C
Assignee
The Steel Network
NC, US
IPC
E04B 1/38
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