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Monthly Archives: June 2004


27/06/2004 |

In the high-tech world of aircraft design and manufacture, solutions to complex problems don’t grow on trees. Or do they? Talk to Wichita’s Don Masingale, and he’ll tell you that TRIZ (pronounced trees) holds the answer to about any … Read More

40 Inventive Principles with Examples for Chemical Engineering

22/06/2004 |

Principle 1. Segmentation A. Divide an object into independent parts. o The concept and use of independent unit operations in chemical engineering o The use of different components of a unit operation to allow variable processing as a function of … Read More

ASIT case study: Documentation problem at An Indian telecom company

21/06/2004 |

It started during a discussion with one of the General Managers of a telecom company in India, who was not able to figure out a vigorous solution to reduce non-compliance in documentation.

Before we start with the case and the … Read More


20/06/2004 |

By Brian Campbell,

Introduction A while back Ellen Domb gave me some excellent advice. I had been talking to her about how hard it is to convince people about TRIZ. “What you have to remember is that people are … Read More

Leaning on TRIZ

19/06/2004 |

by Michael S. Slocum, Ph.D., T.Sc., M.B.B. Vice President of Research and Development Breakthrough Management Group

anything new.” –Albert Einstein (1879-1955) “Discovery consists in seeing what everyone else has seen and thinking what no one else has thought.” –Albert Szent-Gyorgi, … Read More

Universal Scheme of Evolution – Theory and Practice

18/06/2004 |

The transdisciplinary unification within the sciences can most fruitfully take evolution as the basic concept. The theory will describe the various phases and facets of the evolutionary process with invariant general laws. The laws will enable investigators to describe the … Read More

Integrating Ideality with the System Operator – Part 1: A Tutorial – Applied to the Bullwhip Effect

18/06/2004 |

Benjamin Martin Carolina Technical Solutions, Inc. Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27010, U.S.A. Dr. Timothy G. Clapp North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, U.S.A. Dr. Jeffrey A. Joines North Carolina State University Raleigh, North Carolina 27695, U.S.A.

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How Gecko Teaches Us to Segment All Things. Learning Yet More from Nature

17/06/2004 |

Velcro tape has got a counterpart on the micro-level: “Gecko tape”. The Centre for Mesoscience and Nanotechnology in the University of Manchester has developed a new adhesive, a tape coated with 500-nanometer fibers that are 2 micrometers long. The glueless … Read More

Letter to the Editor: On professions and professional behaviours

15/06/2004 |

First, I wish to thank all those organising a great TRIZ conference in Seattle, especially those who organised the weather so well! And Boeing for hosting and supporting us all so well.

My purpose in writing however is a reflection, … Read More

Innovation In the Material Cost of the 8mm Camcorder Using Triz

07/06/2004 |

By Young-Ho Cho, Jeong-Seon Kim and Jun-Young Lee. Samsung TRIZ Association (STA), Samsung Electronics, Co. Ltd., Suwon, South Korea.

ABSTRACT: A camcorder has come into wide use rapidly due to the increase of outdoor activities and the elevation of … Read More

Triz Implementation: The Views Of Real Users

01/06/2004 |

By Jack Hipple, Innovation-TRIZ, Tampa, FL 813-994-9999

At the recent Altshuller Institute meeting, TRIZCON2004, a panel of TRIZ users from industrial companies was assembled by the moderator, Jack Hipple, to bring input to the TRIZ technology community regarding … Read More