Patent Number: 6,166,374

Title: Molded spring gap setting mechanism for optical encoders

Abstract: The present invention is technique for setting the codewheel gap that is quick and requires no parts beyond what is needed for encoder operation. The gapping mechanism is incorporated into the encoder cover and maintains solid contact between the base and the housing of the encoder.

Inventors: Snyder; Tanya J. (Minneapolis, MN)

Assignee: Agilent Technologies, Inc.

International Classification: G01D 5/26 (20060101); G01D 5/347 (20060101); G01D 005/34 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017