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Hacarus Inc. (Headquarters: Kyoto-shi, Nakagyo-ku, CEO: Kenshin Fujiwara) is an AI-based machine learning technology company that specializes in small data AI using sparse modeling. We have filed a patent related to HACARUS-X-Edge, our AI solution for FPGAs that enables edge machine learning. This is part of our strategy to protect the Intellectual Property of our unique artificial intelligence (AI) technology that applies sparse modeling to machine learning.

Since the beginning, Hacarus has promoted the development of our unique AI technology, using sparse modeling. Using this technology, HACARUS-X-Edge achieves stand-alone machine learning running on edge devices. By extracting features from data, results that are easy to interpret can be achieved, even with limited computing resources and small amounts of data. Hacarus pursues a combined open & close intellectual property strategy for this advanced technology.

“HACARUS-X-Edge” is a hardware component equipped with an FPGA chip, that includes the above-mentioned machine learning technology. The core proprietary technologies installed on FGPA are closed, while the available interfaces to the hardware components are open to other companies. This way, we aim to achieve both scalings, by expanding the market, and protection of our core technologies – in order to secure a high-profit rate in the future.

We applied for a patent for the purpose of comprehensive protection of the above-mentioned technology. The contents of the application are as follows.
Application No.: Japanese Patent Application No. 2019-087869
Application Date: May 7, 2019
Inventors: Ryuji Masui (Data Scientist), Satoshi Yamamori (Engineer), Naoki Kitora (CDO)
Representing Agent: ScienBiziP Patent Business Corporation SBPJ International Patent Office

Hacarus has established an intellectual property strategy to properly protect business and technology and a system to fully manage intangible assets including patents in anticipation of future business expansion. With its recently filed patent, Hacarus will continue to aim towards continuous business expansion to strengthen its system and strive to provide new solutions in a wide range of fields.

About Hacarus
Established in 2014 as a healthcare-related AI venture, Hacarus develops its own AI through the application of sparse modeling technology. We build modular solutions for various industrial and medical use cases. Our technology excels in extracting features from small amounts of data and can be applied in uses cases that are difficult to solve with deep learning.

Hacarus Corporate Profile
Headquarters: Kikusan Bldg. 3F Room 302, 112 Machigashiracho Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi Kyoto 604-8206 Japan
Established: January 2014
Capital: 100 Million Yen
Main Shareholders: Miyako Capital, Innovation Engine, Capital Medica Ventures, Ohara Pharmaceutical, Essential Pharma, Medi Future, PALTEK, Kaga Electronics, Chushin Venture Capital, Senshu Ikeda Capital, Kyogin Lease Capital, management team and private individuals.

About the Patent Business Corporation SBPJ International Patent Office
SBPJ International Patent Corporation is a professional firm that provides legal services related to intellectual property with specialized patent attorneys for each exclusive field. ScienBiziP Japan (Scien Bizip Japan) Co., Ltd., a division of Sharp Corporation’s Intellectual Property Division, provides high-quality services based on the company’s thorough management system and know-how for utilizing rights.

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