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Patent Engineer Hitoshi Minami
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1985, especially in the field of digital and analog technogies, computer hardware and software technology, image processing and computer printers.
Education B.S., Tottori University, Electrical Engineering
Career Electronic Engineer, Burroughs Japan.
Worked as a researcher at the Sagamihara Laboratory and Pentel.
Worked as principal engineer for developing printer controllers, circuit designs and development of firmware for controllers of storage devices and computer I/O interfaces.
Patent Engineer Kazuo Eda
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1985, especially in computer architecture, computer software and firmware, image processing and image and data compression technologies.
Education B.S., Aoyama Gakuin University, Physics
Career Firmware Engineer, Pentel Co. Ltd, a major Japanese manufacturer of business equipment; designed firmware for business computers.
Patent Engineer Shohei Natsuki
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1990, especially in the field of telecommunications, optical communications, and image processing.
Education B.S., Hokkaido University, Geophysics
M.S., Nagoya University, Science
Career Worked as Systems Engineer, Fujitsu in the field of aerospace systems and developed telecommunications and image processing technologies.
Patent Engineer Hiroshi Kurokawa
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1990, especially in the field of image sensing devices, digital photography, optical equipment and laser devices.
Education B.S., Tokyo Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering
M.S., Tokyo Institute of Technology, Mechanics
Career Worked for Nikon as an engineer in the field of electro-mechanical designs such as video cameras and opto-magnetic disc drive systems.
Patent Engineer Toshio Sato
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1991, especially in the fields of image processing, computer software and hardware, computer software and hardware-controlled systems, and medical devices.
Education B.S., Keio University, Electrical Engineering
Career Worked for Toshiba as an electrical engineer in factory automation.
Patent Engineer Susumu Takahashi
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1987, especially in the fields of telecommunications, computer hardware and software, encoding/decoding techonology, Internet and medical devices.
Education B.S., University of Electro-Communications, Engineering Physics
Career Worked for NEC Corporation and Mitsubishi Chemical Corporation as a patent engineer for the intellectual property department.
Experienced in telecommunications, computer systems, image compression, electrographical devices, and magnetic recording medium.
Patent Engineer Shunsuke Yamaguchi
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1993, especially in the field of semiconductor production equipment, digital photography and automobiles and automotive products.
Education B.S., Musashi Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering
Career Worked for Marubun Corporation in its semiconductor division.
Patent Engineer Miharu Hayashi
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1994, especially in the field of patent translations and digital photography.
Education B., Physics, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
B.S., Astrophysics, University of Minnesota (Twin Cities)
Career Research in atomic energy generation, simulation of satellite orbits; experience in high-energy physics, and technical translation.
Patent Engineer Keishiro Kotera
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1999, especially in the fields of three-dimensional image processing, computer science, computer hardware and software, and mathematical applications.
Education B.S., Chiba Institute of Technology, Electronic and Information Engineering;
M.S., Chiba Institute of Technology, Computer Science
Career Worked for SEGA Enterprises in AM R&D, Technical Support for Designers, CG & Simulation.
Patent Engineer Hidetaka Takahashi
Specialties Active in the patent field since 1999, especially in the fields of speech processing, speech coding, speech recognition, computer hardware and software, and telecommunications.
Education B.S., Tokyo Electric University, Electronic and Communication Engineering
Career Worked for Olympus Optical Co., Ltd. as a system engineer for developing digital voice recorders.
Specialties include speech signal processing.
Patent Engineer Hideto Yoshitake
Specialties Active in the patent field since 2004, in the fields of wireless communications, signal processing, digital broadcasting systems and coding technologies.
Education B.S., Tohoku University, Physics (1997)
M.S., Tohoku University, Geophysics (1999)
Career Worked for Nippon Telegraph and Telephone Corporation in their Research and Development Center as an engineer for developing satellite communication systems and seamless IP communication systems.
Membership(s) The Institute of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineers
Patent Engineer Eiji Hokimoto
Specialties Design of digital circuit substrates.
Education B.S., Doshisha University, Electronic Engineering (1994)
Career Worked at OKI Electric Industry Co., Ltd.
Patent Engineer Katsuhiro Suzuki
Specialties Optical instruments.
Education B.S., Sophia University, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
Career Worked at a domestic patent law firm drafting patent applications for domestic and foreign filing.
Patent Engineer Johji Kagotani@
Specialties Considerable research experience and knowledge in image processing, virtual/mixed/augmented reality, and user interface.
Education B.S., University of Electro-Communications, Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems
M.S., University of Electro-Communications, Mechanical Engineering and Intelligent Systems
Career Worked for SEGA in AM R&D as an engineer extensively developing theme park rides and simulators.
Patent Engineer Yoshimichi Fukasawa
Specialties Semiconductor device technology and high-frequency circuit technology
Education B.S., Hosei University, Electrical and Electronic Engineering
M.S., Hosei University, Electrical Engineering
Career Worked for New Japan Radio Co., Ltd. as an engineer for researching millimeter-wave oscillators using Gunn diode and electronic devices using III-nitride semiconductor
Membership(s) The Japan Society of Applied Physics
Patent Engineer Hiroaki Tanaka, Ph.D.
Specialties Semiconductor processes and ultra clean technologies
Education M.S., Tohoku University, Electronic Engineering
Ph.D., Tohoku University, Electronic Engineering
Career Worked for Tohoku University as an assistant professor
Membership(s) The Electrochemical Society (ECS)
Patent Engineer Kei Iwamoto, Ph.D.
Specialties Wireless communication in particular antenna and propagation, signal processing and information theory.
Education M.S., The University of Tokyo, Electronic Engineering
Ph.D., The University of Tokyo, Wireless Technology Research
Publication gDesign of an Antenna Decoupling Structure for an Inband Full-Duplex Collinear Dipole Arrayh,
IEEE Transactions on Antennas and Propagation, July, 2018.
Patent Engineer Ryo Okawa
Specialties Machinery, mechanisms and control systems
Education B.S., Kyoto University, Engineering Science
Publication Worked for Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. as an engineer for developing hydraulic systems and hydraulic devices of excavators.
Specialties are machinery, mechanisms and control systems
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