Patent Number: 6,295,141

Title: Image reading apparatus

Abstract: An image reading apparatus having a light guide unit with a light source for applying light to an image reading surface, and a board provided with a photoelectrical conversion element for photoelectrically converting light reflected from the image reading surface into an electrical signal, wherein the light guide unit is supported by the board by making the light guide unit in contact with the board.

Inventors: Ogura; Makoto (Sagamihara, JP), Nagata; Kenji (Kawasaki, JP), Kawai; Tatsundo (Hadano, JP), Saito; Oji (Chigasaki, JP), Itabashi; Satoshi (Chigasaki, JP), Tabata; Masami (Isehara, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

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

Expiration Date: 09/25/2018