In the previous release, there are inventor ids like these, with the same last name but a different number:
- fl:da_ln: sasaki-2
- fl:da_ln: sasaki-1
The middle name for these specific inventor ids is the same: Darryl Y. Sasaki
Is this the same person with two different inventor ids or are these two different people, with the same middle name, according to the disambiguation? In other words, what does the number after the last name in the inventor id mean?
There are a couple of instances when inventor ids have the same last name but a different number, but looking at the names, the middle names are the same for those cases
Thank you very much in advance