Patent Number: 7,612,333

Title: Imaging apparatus and photoelectric conversion element package retaining unit

Abstract: A photoelectric conversion element package retaining unit includes a photoelectric conversion element package having electrodes formed on a rear surface of a light-receiving surface, a printed circuit board electrically connected to the electrodes, and a retaining member configured to retain the photoelectric conversion element package. The printed circuit board includes a first opening formed in an area corresponding to an inside of the electrodes. The retaining member includes a positioning unit configured to position the photoelectric conversion element package in an axial direction orthogonal to the light-receiving surface by abutting on the photoelectric conversion element package outside the electrodes, and a second opening formed to pour an adhesive into the area corresponding to the inside of the electrodes.

Inventors: Ishikawa; Koji (Kawasaki, JP)

Assignee: Canon Kabushiki Kaisha

International Classification: H01J 5/02 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/03/02017