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Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies



General Dynamics Land Systems





 TRIZ for Tomorrow’s Innovations”

28 - 29 November 2011


Photo of Genrikh Altsheller 

Genrikh Saulovich Altshuller
Father of TRIZ

15 October 1926-
 24 September 1998

Altshuller's Signature










Preliminary Agenda

Subject to modification and change


MONDAY — 28 November 2011



7:00 AM

Registration & Continental Breakfast

 Foyer Area


Innovation Zone 1

Innovation Zone 2


Track 1

     Track 2--Advanced


TRIZ Introduction

Jack Hipple, TRIZ Provider
Principal in Innovation-TRIZ


The participants will learn the basic concepts of the TRIZ methodology.

Excellent training for beginners.

Sufield Modeling, Functional Modeling and Root Cause Analysis

Mansour Ashtiani, President
Altshuller Institute for TRIZ Studies


* * * BREAK * * *   Foyer  --   refreshments



TRIZ Technology for Innovation
Isak Bukhman, TRIZ Master
TRIZ Solutions, LLC


LUNCH ---    Buffet in Foyer


Continue - TRIZ for Beginners

Resources: Key Elements in
Problem Solving

Ralph Czerepinski Ph.D.
Cz Innovations


* * * BREAK * * * Foyer  --   refreshments





Continue - TRIZ for Beginners

Exploring the Application of
Ideation TRIZ Software

Alla Zusman, TRIZ Master

Ideation International

  4:30 AInvention Road (training for kids)
Cal Haliburton, Guided Brainstorming, LLC

Using Invention Machine Goldfire to Implement TRIZ
Global Trainer
Invention Machine Corp



There will be a tour of the GDLS facility commencing at 5:30 PM.
Come see innovation in application!, Participation is optional.




TUESDAY — 29 November 2011


7:00 AM

Continental Breakfast  Foyer 


Business Meeting — members only   Innovation Zone 1 & 2
  - President’s remarks
  - Financial Report
  - Election of Officers: Vice President & Secretary


Opening Address   Mansour Ashtiani, Chuck Roe


Keynote Speaker Sonya Sepahban, GDLS senior vice president of Engineering, Development and Technology,
Topic: “Innovation at GLDS


Keynote SpeakerJoanne Cavanaugh, Director of the MC²

  9:00  Keynote SpeakerBill Hessler, DInventor and TRIZ user with oger 20 years of product design with over 32 Patent Disclosures during his four and half year tenure at GE


* * * BREAK * * *  Foyer   refreshments








Innovation Zone 1

Innovation Zone 2


Using TRIZ for Innovation and Patent Design in the Chemical Industry

Peter Hanik presented by
John Borza

Improving Patents and Designing Around Blocking Patents

V. Proseanic, S. Vinepolschi

Enterprise Collaboration Room
By Invitation Only



New Methods for Teaching TRIZ to the Use of Resources

R. Czerepinski,
E. Domb, J.Miller

Next Step in Reduction of TRIZ Entry Barriers

Don Coates, S Malkin,
G Frenlach, G Malkin


LUNCH BREAK Buffet in Foyer


STEV1: Solar Thermal Electric Vehicle- based on Ideal Final Result

Prof. Noel Leon

Creative Application of deBono Methods in the Manufacturing Sector

Jean Angus,
James (Pat) Carlisle 

(2 Hours)








Chemical Process Devvelopment of Sorel Cement from Seawater Bitterns using TRIZ

Charles Lipp


* * * BREAK * * * Foyer    refreshments


R-TRIZ on Telescoping Rail Failures

Howard Cooper

FAST Diagrams: The Foundation for Creating Effective Function Models

John Borza



Determining Motivation and Strategy by Using the TRIZ MARIX

Jack Hipple,
Stephen Young

Knowledge Based Tools for Software Supported Innovation and Problem Solving

Alla Zusman,
B Zlotin

13th International Conference for TRIZ is concluded.

Go out and change the world.
If you don’t, someone else will.”

Backup Papers for Symposium

TRIZ for Human Factors and Ergonomics

Jack Hipple,
S Kaplan,
M Tschirhart

The Psychology of Team Oriented Problem Solving: What makes a Team Successful?

Dr Paul Johnson



Inside TRIZ

Case Studies From A Breakthrough Innovation

Inside TRIZ
Photo of Darrell MannMarch 2012
Darrell Mann
Case Studies From A Breakthrough Innovation
"Starting in August 2004, the Hong Kong government began sponsoring a deployment of TRIZ to a cluster of eight local companies. Over the course of the next 15 months, each company was invited to assemble a team of between 5 and 8 engineers and designers each of whom would be exposed to a series of six three-day TRIZ education and utilization sessions. The aims of the program were for each company to realize new products, patents and tangible financial benefits, and to measure the extent to which TRIZ allowed companies to accelerate their rate of innovation. This paper describes a collection of some of the success stories emerging from the program."

TRIZ Features

Alexander Selutsky

TRIZ Feature

Alexander Selyutsky - a key figure in the history of TRIZ!

Alexander Selyutsky

Selyutsky Alexander Borisovich was born April 6, 1933 to an intelligent Jewish family residing in Leningrad. During the World War II the plant where his father was working was evacuated to the Urals, and the family (the parents and Alexander) moved to Chelyabinsk. Here, Alexander graduated from high school. He wanted to go to a military school, but didn’t pass vision test and entered the Chelyabinsk Polytechnic Institute. In his first year he was forced to learn boxing (because of frequent anti-Semitic attacks) and became a Komsomol activist.

After graduation, he was sent to Petrozavodsk Onega tractor plant, where he worked as a designer. He continued leading a very active social life, organized and led voluntary militia patrolling the streets of the city because the situation was very criminal. In the search for more satisfying work he became interested in patenting, completed appropriate courses and became a patent agent.

In 1960, Alexander married Dolly Naumovna Audleys, and had a daughter Alla in 1961. The same year G.S Altshuller published a book " “Learn how to invent"[1] . After reading this book in 1965 Selyutsky wrote a letter to Altshuller. This letter started their acquaintance by correspondence. Since then, Alexander became one of the most dedicated Altshuller’s disciples and an active promoter of the emerging new science.

They finally met in 1968 in Dzintary (near Riga), at the seminar organized by the Central Board of VOIR (state leading inventors’ and innovators’ society) that invited Altshuller and several of his associates. It was the first time that Alexander and others got a chance to work under the direct guidance of Altshuller and to learn from him. Later, in 1983, Alexander participated as one of the instructors in the seminar conducted by G.S. Altshuller in Moscow at the Institute for continuous education for chemical and petroleum industries.

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