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Yearly Archives: 1999

Design and analysis of a method for monitoring felled seat seam characteristics utilizing TRIZ Methods

10/12/1999 |

Timothy G. Clapp, PhD, PE Professor NC State University Raleigh, NC 27695

Brad A. Dickinson Design Engineer 3-TEX Incorporated Cary, NC 27511


Felled seams are used extensively in … Read More

Business Contradictions – 1) “Mass Customization”

04/12/1999 |

Darrell MANN Industrial Fellow, Department Of Mechanical Engineering University Of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK +44 (1225) 826465 FAX +44 (1225) 826928

Ellen DOMB The PQR Group, 190 N. Mountain Ave., Upland, CA 91786 USA +1(909)949-0857 FAX … Read More

Case Studies In TRIZ: A Novel Heat Exchanger (Use of Function Analysis Modelling to Find and Eliminate Contradictions)

03/12/1999 |

A version of this paper was first prepared for the First International Conference on Advanced Engineering Design, held in Prague during June 1999. A different version was also presented at the 3rd European Invention Machine User Group Conference in … Read More

b-cyclodextrin Molecules and Their Use in Breathable Barriers

19/11/1999 |

by Michelle Roberts May 3, 1999 TE589A Theory of Inventive Problem Solving North Carolina State University (N.C.S.U.) Under the direction of: Dr. Michael S. Slocum Adjunct Assistant Professor N.C.S.U. Dr. Timothy G. Clapp Professor N.C.S.U.

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Case Study: Application Of Ideation/TRIZ To A Technological Problem With Rapid Prototyping Equipment

14/11/1999 |


Solving difficult problems is a complex activity that is governed by the search for knowledge. Problem solving is affected by a combination of the searching process and by the availability of the knowledge … Read More

Overview of Metaphoric Models for Creativity

11/11/1999 |

Martin Hyatt Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA USA

Over the last few years I have done my doctoral research at Stanford in creativity. This is a short review of the research. The research adds new insight on the … Read More

Book Review: When Sparks Fly: Igniting Creativity in Groups

10/11/1999 |

Ellen Domb,

Title: When Sparks Fly: Igniting Creativity in Groups Author: Dorothy Leonard and Walter Swap Publisher: Harvard Business School Press, Boston, MA, USA ISBN: 0-87584-856-6 Cost: US$24.95 Pages: 242 Cover: … Read More

Creativity As An Exact (Biomimetic) Science

05/11/1999 |

This paper was first presented at the 4th Biomimetics¹ Workshop at the University of Reading, UK, on 24 September 1999.

Darrell Mann Industrial Fellow, Department Of Mechanical Engineering University Of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK Phone: +44 (1225) … Read More

Lesson 4 Contradictions

04/11/1999 |

by Semyon D. Savransky, The TRIZ Experts, Silicon Valley, USA (E-mail: )


  1. Introduction
  2. Contradictions: Ontology
  3. Structure of a Problem
  4. Conclusion


Preface: The paper below is a part of the lesson from the “Hands-On … Read More

TRIZ and Politics

02/11/1999 |

Nick Klementyev and S. Faer

Social and economic situations in the former USSR since the late 1980s urged or forced many TRIZ specialists, who had much experience applying TRIZ to technical problems, … Read More

TRIZ and Pedagogy

25/10/1999 |

Boris Zlotin and Alla Zusman July, 1991 Kishinev, Moldova © 1999 Ideation International Inc.

Functions of Pedagogy

Pedagogy (from the Greek paidagogike) is the science of educating people.

A basic consequence … Read More

Report of A Personal Trip to TRIZ Mother Countries (Russia & Belarus, Aug. 1999)

23/10/1999 |

Report of A Personal Trip to TRIZ Mother Countries (Russia & Belarus, Aug. 1999) Toru Nakagawa (Osaka Gakuin Univ.) Aug. 23, 1999 (rev. Sept. 4, 1999) [Photos inserted: Sept. 20, 1999]

I have just returned from a personal trip … Read More

TRIZ Within the Context of The Kano Model or Adding the Third Dimension to Quality

23/10/1999 |

Steve Ungvari, SPI, Inc. 810-220-8440


The purpose of this paper is to link the evolution of quality with the emerging body of knowledge contained in the TRIZ methodology. Understanding how TRIZ integrates with quality will arm the reader … Read More

Solving the Problems of Particle Filled Fibers TRIZ Methodology

19/10/1999 |

Stan Batchelor North Carolina State University May 3,1999 TE 589A

Dr. Tim Clapp Professor, NCSU Dr. Michael Slocum Adjunct Assistant Professor, NCSU


Presented are the TRIZ methodologies and results … Read More

Case Studies In TRIZ: Child Safety Stairgate

14/10/1999 |

The ‘Child Safety Stairgate’ by Ann and John Hirst won the national Dyson Product Innovation Award in the UK in February 1999.

Darrell Mann Industrial Fellow, Department Of Mechanical Engineering University Of Bath, Bath, BA2 7AY, UK Phone: … Read More

Development of Conceptual Design for Brake Shoes of a Bicycle by Using TRIZ

10/10/1999 |

Chung-Ping Chiang and Ching-Huan Tseng Department of Mechanical Engineering, National Chiao Tung University Hsinchu 30056, Taiwan, R. O. C. E-mail: TEL: 886-3-5726111 EXT. 55155 FAX: 886-3-5717243

* Graduate Student ** Professor


The Anticipatory Failure Determination Fact Sheet

01/10/1999 |

Steve Ungvari, SPI, Inc.


While product failures have always been a problem, it seems that with the complexity of today’s engineered systems, the number and the severity of these incidences both in terms of human suffering and … Read More

TOC Trees Help TRIZ

20/09/1999 |

Eduardo C. Moura, Qualiplus / ASI Brasil Campinas, SP – Brazil

Keywords: TRIZ, TOC, ARIZ, Current Reality Tree (CRT), Conflict Resolution Diagram (CRD), Ideal Final Result, Physical Contradiction, problem formulation.

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Tool, Object, Product (TOP) Function Analysis

19/09/1999 |

Zinovy Royzen,PresidentTRIZ Consulting, Inc.Seattle, WashingtonTel: (206) 364-3116 Fax: (206) 364-8932zroyzen@aol.com

This paper was presented at TRIZCON99, The First Symposium on TRIZMethodology and Application of Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies, March 7-9,1999, Novi, Michigan

Copyright 1999 by … Read More

Maturity Mapping of DVD Technology

12/09/1999 |

BySanjana Vijayakumar

TE 589ANorth Carolina State University (NCSU)

Under the Direction of:

Dr. Michael S. SlocumAdjunct Assistant Professor, NCSUDr. Tim G. ClappProfessor, NCSU


Evolution in stages is a macrolevel technology aimed at the … Read More