US 9,813,681 B2
Photoelectric conversion apparatus
Satoshi Kato, Kawasaki (JP)
Assigned to CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)
Filed by CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Oct. 21, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/918,799.
Application 14/918,799 is a division of application No. 13/773,121, filed on Feb. 21, 2013, granted, now 9,197,833.
Claims priority of application No. 2012-043765 (JP), filed on Feb. 29, 2012.
Prior Publication US 2016/0044288 A1, Feb. 11, 2016
Int. Cl. H04N 5/14 (2006.01); H04N 9/04 (2006.01); H04N 5/376 (2011.01); H04N 5/369 (2011.01); H04N 5/378 (2011.01)
CPC H04N 9/045 (2013.01) [H04N 5/3692 (2013.01); H04N 5/378 (2013.01); H04N 5/3765 (2013.01)] 7 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system comprising:
a photoelectric conversion apparatus including a plurality of pixel arrays, each pixel array including a plurality of pixels, each pixel corresponding to each of colors different from each other, and a pulse controlling unit generating a control pulse for the pixel array;
an analog-to-digital converter configured to convert into a digital signal from an analog signals outputted from the photoelectric conversion apparatus;
a signal processing unit configured to receive the digital signal from the analog-to-digital converter; and
a color offset calculating unit configured to receive a signal from the signal processing unit, wherein
the plurality of pixel arrays are arranged each abutting side by side along a first direction, the plurality of pixels in each of the pixel arrays are arranged along a second direction different from the first direction,
the photoelectric conversion apparatus scans a document relatively in the first direction, and
the pulse controlling unit receives a color offset signal from the color offset calculating unit.