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Yearly Archives: 1997


20/12/1997 |

The End of Technology Chaos

by Gernot Mueller, M.D., President James Kowalick, Ph.D., P.E., Technical Director BioFutures Incorporated


BioFutures Inc. … Read More

Windshield/Backlight Molding

18/12/1997 |

Squeak and “Buzz” Project

TRIZ Case Study

This paper was presented at the American Supplier Institute Total Product Development Symposium on November 5, 1997

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Levels of Solutions

16/12/1997 |

By Kalevi Rantanen TRIS OY Brahenk. 9 E 18 FIN-20100 TURKU, FINLAND phone/fax +358 2 251 1623 E-mail:


Classification of engineering solutions by an inventive level is a … Read More

Virtual Manufacturing and Knowledge-Based Design: Society of Automotive Engineers Topical Technical Conference

14/12/1997 |

Ellen Domb, Editor The TRIZ Journal


The SAE Topical Technical Conferences focus on specific issues, and bring together diverse experts in the field with people active in implementation of the methods being discussed. … Read More

Robust Development and Design for a Nuclear Reactor Terminal Gland for Use on the Centurion Class Submarines Using Invention Machine Corporations’ TechOptimizer

05/12/1997 |

Prepared by: Dr. Michael S. Slocum, P.E. Senior Staff Engineer International Space Station Special Products September 1997

I. Abstract

New requirements for reactor penetrators has reflected increased performance and reliability conditions. The evolution … Read More

TRIZ Case Studies: Report on the Total Product Development Symposium

03/12/1997 |

Ellen Domb, Editor The TRIZ Journal 190 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, CA 91786 USA +1(909)949-0857 FAX +1(909)949-2086


The American Supplier Institute presented the Third Annual International Total Product Development Symposium November … Read More

TRIZ and Next Generation Drug Delivery Systems

27/11/1997 |

Interview with Gernot Mueller, M.D.,

President BioFutures Inc.


Almost half of the venture capital in the U.S.A. is channeled into the life sciences and biomedical engineering systems. Dr. Mueller’s firm, BioFutures Inc. (BFI) has a complete … Read More

THE TRIZ APPROACH – Case Study: Creative Solutions to a Human Relations (HR) Problem

23/11/1997 |

by James F. Kowalick, President & Director The Leonardo da Vinci Institute, division of RLI, Inc. 9907 Camper Lane, P.O. Box 659, Oregon House, CA. 95962 Voice: (916) 692-1944 ~ Fax: (916) 692-1946 ~ Email:

Introduction. The oldest living … Read More

Brain, Computer and the Ideal Final Result

05/11/1997 |

By Kalevi Rantanen TRIS OY Brahenk. 9 E 18 FIN-20100 TURKU, FINLAND phone/fax +358 2 251 1623 E-mail:


Two features characterize top class companies who produce Word Class quality: customer approach and creativity. The need … Read More

How to Bring TRIZ into Your Organization

05/10/1997 |

Ellen Domb, Ph.D. and James Kowalick, Ph.D., PE

The TRIZ Institute

190 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, CA 91786 USA

(909)949-0857 FAX (909)949-2968 e-mail:

TRIZ will give your organization the … Read More

Polysystem Approach to TRIZ

05/09/1997 |

By Kalevi Rantanen TRIS OY Brahenk. 9 E 18 FIN-20100 TURKU, FINLAND phone/fax +358 2 251 1623 E-mail:


Traditionally in engineering design one system, or monosystem, is selected for further development. One system, one problem, one idea. … Read More


07/08/1997 |


{Interviewer’s note: James Kowalick is founder of the Renaissance Leadership Institute in Oregon House, California, 95962 [P.O. Box 659, Telephone: (916) 692-1944; E-Mail:]. His company provides TRIZ training and consulting. He teaches CREATING BREAKTHROUGH … Read More

A few words about the Altshuller’s contradiction matrix

06/08/1997 |

Semyon D. Savransky (E-mail 18-21 July 1997

The contradiction matrix is one of the effective and visual tools of TRIZ. The idea of the matrix and its initial development was created and worked out by Genrich Saulovich Altshuller in … Read More

Altshuller’s Greatest Discovery – and Beyond

04/08/1997 |


James Kowalick, Ph.D., P.E. The Leonardo da Vinci Institute Division of R. L. I., Incorporated P.O. 659, Oregon House, California 95962 (916) 692-1944 ~ E-mail:


If asked the question, “What was Henry … Read More

Contradictions: Air Bag Applications

01/07/1997 |

Ellen Domb, Ph.D.

The TRIZ Institute, 190 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, CA 91786 USA

(909)949-0857 FAX (909)949-2968 e-mail

Introduction: A basic principle of TRIZ is that a technical problem is defined by contradictions. … Read More

New TRIZ Books in English

04/06/1997 |

Book Reviews and Commentary by Ellen Domb editor@triz-journal

In the 7 months since we started The TRIZ Journal, the single most frequently asked question from new readers has been “What can I read in English to help me learn more?” … Read More

Finding the Zones of Conflict: Tutorial

01/06/1997 |

Ellen Domb, Ph.D. The PQR Group, 190 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, CA 91786 USA (909)949-0857 FAX (909)949-2968

All of the methods of teaching TRIZ, whether software-assisted, classical, or enhanced by the various teachers now practicing, emphasize … Read More

Tools from the Theory of Constraints

11/05/1997 |

Anthony R Rizzo


Editor’s note: Tony Rizzo is a “Jonah” – a practitioner of the Theory of Contraints and organizational improvement as taught by Elihu Goldratt, whose books “The Goal” and “It’s Not Luck” have had profound impact … Read More

No- Compromise Design Solutions to the Air Bag Fatalities Problem

16/04/1997 |

PROBLEM-ANALYSIS WITH TRIZ USING INVENTION SOFTWARE by James Kowalick, Ph.D., P.E. Renaissance Leadership Institute

Tel: (916) 692-1944; Fax: -1946; E-mail:

The following problem focuses on a critical situation plaguing the automobile industry … Read More