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TRIZ Home Page in Japan-10 March 2015


Updated:10 March 2015

 

Dear TRIZ Colleagues,

Photo-UST-Nakagawa-130927From : Toru Nakagawa, Professor Emeritus, Osaka Gakuin University 

 

"TRIZ Home Page in Japan" has been updated today

   (dated March, 2015) in English and in Japanese.

   http://www.osaka-gu.ac.jp/php/nakagawa/TRIZ/eTRIZ/

  

On the occasion of 4 years after the 3.11 Japan Disaster,

I am starting a Forum for introducing researches on

Earthquake Short-term Prediction. See [2][3].

  

[1] "Development of a Spinning Top by TRIZ & TM & Simulation -- Challenge at All-Japan Koma Taisen -- " Tomohiko Katagiri (IDEA), SWCN

[2] Forum: Earthquake Prediction Research:

     Introduction to the Research of Short-term (or Just-before) Prediction of Earthquakes by Use of Electromagnetic Phenomena Editor: Toru Nakagawa (OGU)

[3] Early Detection of Omens of Anomalies in Monitoring Power Plant Equipment (Anomalous phenomena detected just before earthquakes) Takumi Yoshioka et al. (Jun. 2010)

[4] TRIZ News in Japan

[5] TRIZ News (TRIZ Conferences in Japan and in the World)

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[1] TRIZ Paper:   Industrial application: Development of a Spinning Top by TRIZ & TM & Simulation -- Challenge at All-Japan Koma Taisen --

   Tomohiko Katagiri (IDEA), SWCN This paper was presented last September at Japan TRIZ Symposium (see my Personal Report) and obtaind the

   'Best presentation for me' Award as a result of participants voting. 'All-Japan Manufacturing Industry Koma Taisen (Spintop battles)' was first held in Feb. 2012 and second in Feb. 2013.  

   The koma (or spintop) must be smaller than 20 mm in diameter and be turned by fingers without using any tool.

   There is no limitation in the weight, length, shape, materials, etc.  The battle between 2 komas is performed on a slightly concave ring.

   The koma spinning longer on the ring wins the game, and the koma winning the game twice in a row win the match.

   See the battles and komas in the Koma Taisen site (in Japanese and in English). The presentation slides explain the processes of considering various contradictions in the design and

   examining different design prototypes by use of Taguchi method and simulations. The SWCN's koma (named 'cat's punch') was extraordinary in its shape; just after turning,

   the koma opens its 3 arms for hitting out the competitor, and it won the second place at the Second All-Japan Koma Taisen.

   In the Japanese page, Extended Abstract and the presentation slides are shown in HTML; Slides in PDF in the JTS site.  In the English page, Extended Abstract only is shown;

   See the slides PDF in English (translated by JTS) via  the link to the JTS site.

[2] Forum: Earthquake Prediction Research: Introduction to the Research of Short-term (or Just-before) Prediction of Earthquakes by Use of Electromagnetic Phenomena:

   Especially Works by Professor Takumi Yoshioka (Hokkaido Univ. of Science) Editor: Toru Nakagawa (OGU) Even though somewhat exceptional for the present site,

   I am going to start the Forum for introducing researches on earthquake prediction by posting various papers and articles.

   My intentions are:

(a) Short-term (or just-before) prediction of earthquakes is eagerly desired. Seismological Society of Japan (SSJ) and Japanese government, however, state that short-term prediction

     of earthquakes is (almost) impossible and make no significant efforts for research in such a direction.

(b) SSJ regards it impossible, because it uses mechanical aspects (e.g., position, displacement, stress, vibration, etc.) as the keys.

     If so, we should better try to use different types of signals, especially electromagnetic signals, as TRIZ suggests.

(c) The electromagnetic aspects of earthquakes are not yet well known, and researches in such directions are often criticized premature or even as a fake.  

     However, we should make efforts in multiple aspects in parallel, e.g., discoveries of new phenomena, inventions of methods for detecting and observing new phenomena,

         revealing the mechanisms of the new phenomena, inventions of extracting and utilizing useful information from the new phenomena, etc., so as to stimulate one another.

(d) Last year, Earthquake Prediction Society of Japan (EPSJ) was established for promoting the research of short-term earthquake prediction especially putting

     stress on electromagnetic aspects.

(e) I recently learned Professor Takumi Yoshioka's work where some electromagnetic signals are detected with online monitoring system of electric power generators.

     Since I think it hopeful and significant, I wish to support the promotion of its examination and further development.

(f) This Index page of the Forum will show indexes of articles posted in the present site, references, and discussions, etc.

[3] Forum: Earthquake Prediction Research:

   Up-to-Date Report on the Early Detection of Omens of Anomalies in Monitoring Power Plant Equipment (Anomalous phenomena detected just before earthquakes)

   Takumi Yoshioka (Mado-Planning), Hiroaki Kawai (Hokkaido Inst. of Tech.) Presented at a symposium of Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME) in Jun. 2010.

   The authors developed a software system for monitoring the operation of electric power generators in thermal and nuclear power plants. In such data, they have found effects of earthquakes

   vividly. The data monitored every minute show the effect of instantaneous jumping of the generator due to the S-wave of an earthquake, and

   after the quake the data show unstable increase of wattless currents due to some off-alignment of the generator axes.  

   In addition, since 30 minutes before the earthquake there appeared anomalous behavior in the data, just like the generator is roaring.

   It is caused not by earthquake vibration but by some electromagnetic effect.

   This paper (presented before the 3.11 earthquake) clearly expresses the possibility of predicting an earthquake.

   English translation of the full text is not ready.

[4] TRIZ News in Japan

- Japan TRIZ Society (JTS) is going to hold 11th TRIZ Symposium in Japan on Sept. 3 - 4, 2015 in Tokyo.

- Japan Creativity Society (JCS) is going to hold 37th Annucal Conference on Oct. 3- 4, 2015 in Osaka.

[5] TRIZ News in the World outside Japan

- Altshuller Institute: Dr. H. James Harrington was elected as the new President.

     New strategic plan is under preparation.

   TRIZCON2015 was held on Feb. 10-12, 2015 at Houston, TX.

- Korea: 6th Global TRIZ Conference 2015 in Korea (KoreaTRIZCON2015) is to be held on Jul. 7-9, 2015 at Seoul, Korea

- ICSI 2015 is to be held on Jul. 15-17, 2014, at Hong Kong.

- MATRIZ: TRIZfest-2014 Conference and related events will be held on Sept. 10 - 12, 2015 in Seoul, Korea.

- ETRIA TRIZ Future Conference 2015 will be held on Oct. 26-29, 2015 in Berlin, Germany

                             

 

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Please visit our website for more information about these Innovation and TRIZ  topics.


Best wishes always,

Toru Nakagawa

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6th International Conference on Systematic Innovation (ICSI)

 

TRIZ News

The Society of Systematic Innovation
CALL FOR PAPERS & PROJECTS
The 6th International Conference on Systematic Innovation (ICSI)
& The 5th Global Competition on Systematic Innovation (GCSI)
July 15-17, 2015, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong
http://www.systematic-innovation.org/ICSI2015 Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Sponsored by: The Society of Systematic Innovation (SSI)
Co-organized by: Institute of Systematic Innovation, Hong Kong,
The Hong Kong Institution of Engineers-Manufacturing and Industrial Division
Department of Industrial Engineering and Logistics Management, Hong Kong University of Science
and Technology, International TRIZ Association, and Altshuller Institute of TRIZ Studies.

 

Call For Project Competition/Exhibition
Your outstanding innovation deserves Global Recognitions in the International Arena!
Innovation maybe accidental, systematic innovation is destined!
http://www.systematic-innovation.org/icsi2015 E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Multiple gold/silver/bronze medals awards available
First place award: USD 3,000 + platinum medal award + certificate
Up to USD 8,000 awards+medals+certificates awaiting you.
Author’s live presentation is NOT required to win, though encouraged.

 

Both events are high impact and energy with lots to see and lots to learn. All AI members can enjoy the same discount as the SSI member. Just indicate the AI membership on the registration.

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TRIZ Home Page in Japan-10 FEB 2015


Updated: 10 February 2015

 

Dear TRIZ Colleagues,

Photo-UST-Nakagawa-130927From : Toru Nakagawa, Professor Emeritus, Osaka Gakuin University 

 

"TRIZ Home Page in Japan" has been updated today

   (dated Feb. 10, 2015) in English and in Japanese.

   http://www.osaka-gu.ac.jp/php/nakagawa/TRIZ/eTRIZ/

  

[1] "TRIZ marketing for the Ubiquitous concept

     So that anyone uses TRIZ anywhere anytime "

     Shigeru Kasuya, 10th Japan TRIZ Symposium 2014

[2] "Generalized structure of social revolutions"

     Tetsutarou Yasuhira, Journal JSIK (2010).

 

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[1] TRIZ Paper:

   TRIZ marketing for the Ubiquitous concept    So that anyone uses TRIZ anywhere anytime Shigeru Kasuya (Proengineer-institute),

   Presented at 10th TRIZ Symposium in Japan, Sept. 11-12, 2014, at Waseda University, Tokyo

   For responding to the TRIZ users' apparent/hidden needs,    the author tries to make the usage of TRIZ inexpensive,

   with the slogan of "Anyone can use TRIZ anywhere anytime." He presents 10 examples of such solutions. They are:

   Smart phone version of 40 Inventive principles; 40 Inventive principles adapted for the IT/software field; understanding various other methods in relation to TRIZ    

     (e.g., Checklist method by Osborne, NM method (by Masakazu Nakayama), Wai-gaya meeting at Honda, Goal deployment, QC story approach, etc.).

   For more detail, you may refer to the author's Web site (in Japanese) .

   In the Japanese page, the presentation slides and their full explanation are shown in parallel in HTML.

   In the English page, Extended Abstract and Presentation slides (in images) are posted in HTML, while the PDF file

   of the Presentation slides is accessible through a link to JTS Web site.

 

[2] Paper: Social revolutions:

   Generalized structure of social revolutions Tetsutarou Yasuhira (Advanced Institute of Science and Technology, Japan),

   Journal of Japan Society of Information and Knowledge, Vol. 20, No. 2., pp. 103-110 (2010); Reposted in "TRIZ Home Page in Japan", Feb. 10, 2015.

   I received this paper from the author last December and was rather puzzled at first.

   But when I read it, I understood that he describes the processes of big social changes, or revolutions,

   in a general and conceptual way. 

   Since TRIZ tries to identify and solve contradictions to proceed for ideality, we know that we can apply TRIZ not only to technological problems but also

   non-technological, human, and social problems. Thus, I am happy to repost this paper here under the official permissions of JSIK.

   The abstract and the figure in English show the essence of the present paper, I hope.

   The full paper and author's profile are posted in the Japanese page.

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Please visit our website for more information about these Innovation and TRIZ  topics. http://www.osaka-gu.ac.jp/php/nakagawa/TRIZ/eTRIZ/


Best wishes always,

Toru Nakagawa

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Romulo Garza Award

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Romulo Garza Award: Professor Inventor Category - February 2013


Noel-Premio-Romulo-Garza
This last February of 2013 Dr. Noel Leon, Emeritus Professor of the School of Engineering and Information Technology of Tecnologico de Monterrey, was granted with the Rómulo Garza award in the category of Professor Inventor.

Dr. Leon graduated as DiplomEngineer in Agricultural Machine Design in 1969 from the Dresden University of Technology in Germany. He has a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (summa cum laude) from the same University in 1976.

He is recognized as the first Latin American certified in the TRIZ innovation methodology in 1996, and he is one of the leading international experts in this methodology for the development and innovation of products, processes and services. He has trained and educated engineers, technicians and managers from Mexico, Chile, Colombia, Panama, Ecuador, Peru, France and Germany in this methodology. He practices also the methodology of Quality Function Deployment, QFD. He was the president Latin American QFD Association. Dr. León is a prominent member of the Altshuller Institute for TRIZ studies and serves on the Publications Committee.


In his courses, he uses the Project-based learning technique, and together with his students he has achieved the development and innovation of more than 50 industrial products.

 

Among some of the patents that have been granted in his name are:

  • US6739438Brake Rigging System,
  • MX261228 Portable device for self-diagnostic tests of cervical uterine cancer through simultaneous optical and electrical measurements.
  • NL/a/2005/000066 Saving Energy with an electronic sweeping circuit
    • NL/a/2005/000072 /MX 288055 Improved system of slope protection with whole or halved waste tires
    • NL/a/2006/000003 Centrifugal Filter of Reverse Osmosis with increased flow by vortex
    • Mx/a/2007/002577 Electro-thermal device for controlling the temperature in Textiles
    • NL/a/2005/000021 Axial reciprocating engine.
    • Mx/a/2008/016474Solar concentrating lens by refraction with high efficiency
    • Mx/a/2007/015520 Wall structure with thermal insulation.
    • NL/a/2005/000016 Sampling of endocervical and ectocervixcells

 

Dr. Leon is founder and Honorary President of the TRIZ Mexico Association (AMETRIZ), which has developed six international conferences in Technological Innovation. Currently,

he is director of the Research Chair "Engineering Design and Innovation" at ITESM, Campus Monterrey.

 

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What Makes Samsung Such An Innovative Company?

By Haydn Shaughnessy, Contributor,

“I write about enterprise innovation”

Tech 3/07/2013 @ 6:32AM |50,392 views Forbes Magazine

Full article at: http://www.forbes.com/sites/haydnshaughnessy/2013/03/07/why-is-samsung-such-an-innovative-company/

Samsung is a global leader in screen technology, TVs, batteries, and chip design. So in terms of innovation it is doing a lot right. But we know very little about how.

Two developments convinced the company in the late 1990s and early 2000s that they could adopt a systematic approach to innovation and that is what seems to underpin their current success.

The first development provides a broader explanation for Samsung’s innovation capacity. In the late 1990s they were able to tap into a source of cheap scientific expertise in the former Soviet Union.

In 2009 BusinessWeek reported that Samsung relied on its relationships with Russian experts for its smartphone software development, adding: “Russian brains helped Samsung develop the image-processing chips in its digital TVs and refine its frequency-filtering technology that significantly reduced noise on its now-ubiquitous handsets.”

But a second effect of the relationship with Russian science was the introduction of TRIZ, an innovation method that Samsung adopted from 2000 onwards but which only reached American companies from the mid-2000s onwards (Intel is a user).

TRIZ is a methodology for systematic problem solving. Typical of its origins in Russia, it asks users to seek the contradictions in current technological conditions and customer needs and to imagine an ideal state that innovation should drive towards.

Samsung had early successes with TRIZ, saving over $100 million in its first few projects. It was also adopting Six Sigma at the time.

But it was TRIZ that became the bedrock of innovation at Samsung. And it was introduced at Samsung by Russian engineers whom Samsung had hired into its Seoul Labs in the early 2000s.

In 2003 TRIZ led to 50 new patents for Samsung and in 2004 one project alone, a DVD pick-up innovation, saved Samsung over $100 million. TRIZ is now an obligatory skill set if you want to advance within Samsung.

At the Samsung Advanced Institute for Technology, Hyo June Kim, who wrote The Theory of Inventive Problem Solving, a foundation text on TRIZ published in Korean, trained over 1,000 engineers across Samsung companies in 2004 alone.                  

What we know from this is how Samsung approaches innovation. Rather it is based on developing a creative elite. This explains how Samsung used TRIZ to get to its Super AMOLED displays.

Samsung Electronics has a sense of crisis that we have been a fast follower and we can not survive anymore in this position. Instead of leading the industry by developing innovative products, we have followed fast what the leading companies had developed. Top management pointed out this and asked employee not to be a fast follower, but to be an innovative leader.

At Samsung even the subsidiary CEO has to take TRIZ training. From looking at the various presentations I estimate that engineers get about 15 days of training plus 7 days specific project work. That’s quite an investment in method and people.

So the answer to why Samsung is so innovative – with at least two major product announcements this month – is that it is heavily invested in its people, it goes in search of special talent wherever it can find it, but specifically made astute moves into Russia early on; it targets its innovations towards specific competitors and patents that it wants to overhaul (as Apple did under Jobs); and it has an innovation culture based on extensive training, repeatable methodology and creative elite formation, backed by the highest levels of management.

To read the full article, click the link above.

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