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Efficient Use of the DTC Operator

10/01/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach

The DTC (dimensions, time, cost) operator is aimed at breaking the psychological stereotypes which are connected with an object to be improved (a car, for example).

According to the DTC operator rules we change:

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Efficient Use of the System Operator

08/01/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach

The System Operator is one of the main TRIZ instruments and, of course, one of the best instruments for systematization of thinking.

According to the System Operator we have to take into account not only … Read More

Input-Output Trimming Operator (I-O-T)

06/01/1998 |

Gregory Frenklach

The Input-Output Trimming Operator is one of the best instruments for stating the correct problem, when we need to develop new concepts for existing machines, devices or their components.

We can consider every machine as a chain … Read More

The QFD, TRIZ and Taguchi Connection: Customer-Driven Robust Innovation

03/01/1998 |

John Terninko, Ph.D. Responsible Management Inc. & Ideation International Inc. The Ninth Symposium on Quality Function Deployment, June 10, 1997


Taguchi’s approach to robust designs has been in North America since 1981. QFD arrived in 1984, … Read More


01/01/1998 |

by James Kowalick, Ph.D. Technical Director

The Leonardo da Vinci Institute (a division of RLI, Inc.) P.O. Box 659, 9907 Camper Lane Oregon House, California 95962 Voice: (916) 692-1944 Fax: (916) 692-1946

Revolution … Read More


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