Bill Polits

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Bill Polits, 1953

William J Polits (b. September 4, 1927 – d. May 2, 2005) graduated from Oregon State University with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

He started at Tektronix as a summer employee in 1950 while still a student, and took a full time job in 1951.

In 1959 he was named Engineering Manager for the Instruments Division and in 1966 became Vice President of Engineering. In 1971 he was named Vice President of Manufacturing.

Polits retired in 1984.

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Page Office Number Title Inventors Company Filing date Grant date
Patent US 2930986A US 2930986A Distributed amplifier John Kobbe Bill Polits Tektronix Inc 1956-02-29 1960-03-29
Patent US 2883619A US 2883619A Electrical probe John Kobbe Bill Polits Tektronix Inc 1956-02-29 1959-04-21

For the use of lossy coax cable in scope probes (US Patent 2883619) see also