Patent Number: 6,297,493

Title: Photoelectric converter with a plurality of photoelectric conversion layers deposited in a predetermined orientation relative to one another

Abstract: A photoelectric converter includes a plurality of substrates, which are located adjacent to each other and on which a plurality of photoelectric conversion devices are two-dimensionally arranged, either scan circuits or detection circuits, at least, that are arranged on two opposing sides of the photoelectric converter, whereby scanning directions either from the scan circuits or from the detection circuits, which are arranged on the two opposing sides, are capable of being set so as to be performed in like directions.

Inventors: Kobayashi; Isao (Atsugi, JP), Kaifu; Noriyuki (Hachioji, JP), Takeda; Shinichi (Atsugi, JP), Tashiro; Kazuaki (Hadano, JP), Endo; Tadao (Atsugi, JP), Kameshima; Toshio (Sagamihara, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: H01L 27/144 (20060101); H01L 27/146 (20060101); H01J 040/14 ()

Expiration Date: 10/02/2018