Analyzing these patents yields consistent patterns of invention and lines of technological evolution that are consistently used across all areas of science and technology. For example, does the part or property have to be heavy everywhere or just in certain places?
These generic inventive principles can then be applied to all other areas of technology, greatly reducing the time to produce breakthrough ideas and inventions. Does the system have to rigid and flexible at all times or just certain times?
Examples of such parameter contradictions that we would all identify with would include: 1. We use the advanced Innovation Workbench® and Creax software products and combine them with advanced training techniques to apply TRIZ to not only tough engineering and product design contradictions, but also to protection and superior design of intellectual property claims.
Another type of contradiction we frequently encounter is a parameter or property of a system in conflict with itself.
In the mid-1940's Altshuller identified 72 generic solution patterns that are commonly used across the various engineering disciplines.