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Monthly Archives: January 1999

Puzzle Solutions

16/01/1999 |

The TRIZ Journal ran a problem by Yakov Skir in the October 1998 issue. The following is a solution provided by Mr. Skir:

To solve the problem of Universal Socket Wrench you have, first, to use the Principle of Dynamics: … Read More

TRIZ Solves A Reliability Problem Concerning A Space Shuttle Class Main Engine

16/01/1999 |

Zinovy Royzen, President TRIZ Consulting, Inc. Seattle, Washington (206) 364-3116


TRIZ is the Russian acronym for The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving. TRIZ is a unique knowledge-based technology for … Read More

Guided Technology Evolution (TRIZ Technology Forecasting)

10/01/1999 |

Victor R. Fey, Eugene I. Rivin 30120 Northgate Lane, Southfield, MI 48076 USA 248-433-3075 · Fax 248-433-1039

1. Introduction

Effective and efficient development of new generations of products and processes is the mighty weapon in the … Read More

Application of TRIZ and Taguchi Methods: Two Case Examples

05/01/1999 |

First published in the Proceedings of the Taguchi Methods Conference, 4th Total Product Development Symposium, 1998, American Supplier Institute

By: Dr. Leslie Monplaisir, Rajesh Jugulum and Mahfoozulhaq Mian Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Wayne State University, Detroit MI 48202.

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Problem-Solving and Other Antidotes for Psychological Inertia

03/01/1999 |

by James Kowalick, President Renaissance Leadership Institute and TRIZ University ( (530) 692-1944 ~ E-mail:

When there is a “difficult” problem to solve, the problem is difficult just because there is usually some barrier that prevents … Read More

Invention and Development of the “Synergistic” Motion System

01/01/1999 |

Klaus L. Cappel, P.E.

Introduction: Processes of Invention

Evidence is accumulating to show that the processes of invention and innovation can be analyzed and classified. Implementation of the insights thus gained may lead to a more effective use of … Read More