Patent Number: 6,166,832

Title: Contact-type image sensor

Abstract: A contact-type image sensor (20) comprises a case (21), a glass cover (22) provided on an upper surface of the case (21), a bottom substrate (23) mounted in a bottom surface of the case (21), light receiving elements (24) mounted on the bottom substrate, light emitting elements (25) for irradiating an object (D) on the glass cover (22) with light, and a rod lens array (27) for collecting the light reflected by the object (D) on the glass cover (22) onto the light receiving elements (24). The light emitting elements (25) are mounted on the bottom substrate (23). The contact-type image sensor further comprises a light guide (26) provided in the case (21) for efficiently directing the light from the light emitting elements (25) to a predetermined region (L) of the glass cover (22).

Inventors: Fujimoto; Hisayoshi (Kyoto, JP)

Assignee: Rohm Co., Ltd.

International Classification: H04N 1/03 (20060101); H04N 1/031 (20060101); H04N 001/04 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017