Patents by Inventor Sam J. Strickling

Sam J. Strickling 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: 20210148640
    Abstract: A thermal management system for a test-and-measurement probe that includes a thermally insulated shroud and a fluid inlet conduit. The shroud is configured to enclose a first portion of a probe head of the probe within an interior cavity of the shroud, while permitting a second portion of the probe head to extend out of the shroud. The shroud further includes a fluid outlet passageway configured to permit a heat-transfer fluid to pass from a probe-head end of the interior cavity, through the interior cavity of the shroud, and out of the shroud through an access portion of the shroud. The fluid inlet conduit enters the shroud through the access portion of the shroud, extends through the interior cavity of the shroud, and is configured to introduce the heat-transfer fluid to the probe-head end of the interior cavity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 12, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Julie A. Campbell, David Thomas Engquist, Sam J. Strickling
  • Publication number: 20210148975
    Abstract: A system for acquiring a test-and-measurement signal from a device under test (DUT) including a test-and-measurement probe, a user interface, a robot, and a controller. The probe is configured to acquire an electronic signal from the DUT. The user interface displays a digital representation of a physical electronic circuit of the DUT, including portrayals of virtual nodes that correspond to actual nodes on the DUT. The robot is configured to automatically position the probe with respect to the DUT. The controller is configured to receive from the user interface an electronic indication of a selected node of the digital representation of the physical electronic circuit, where the selected node is one of the virtual nodes. The controller is further configured to provide instructions to the robot to automatically position the probe to a position on the physical electronic circuit corresponding to the actual node.
    Type: Application
    Filed: November 13, 2020
    Publication date: May 20, 2021
    Applicant: Tektronix, Inc.
    Inventors: Sam J. Strickling, David Everett Burgess