Level one. Routine design problems solved by methods well known within the specialty. No invention needed. About 32% of the solutions fell into this level.
Level two. Minor improvements to an existing system, by methods known within the industry. Usually with some compromise. About 45% of the solutions fell into this level.
Level three. Fundamental improvement to an existing system, by methods known outside the industry. Contradictions resolved. About 18% of the solutions fell into this category.
Level four. A new generation that uses a new principle to perform the primary functions of the system. Solution found more in science than in technology. About 4% of the solutions fell into this category.
Level five. A rare scientific discovery or pioneering invention of essentially a new system. About 1% of the solutions fell into this category.
The levels again! 90% of the solutions had been solved before! 1,000,000 All that is knowable 1% Discovery 5 100,000 Knowledge outside the industry 4% New concept 4 1000 Knowledge within the industry 18% Major improvement 3 100 Knowledge within company 45% Minor improvement 2 10 Personal knowledge 32% Apparent solution 1 # of solns. Source of knowledge % Degree of inventiveness Lvl Table 1. Levels of Inventiveness.
Mind Map of Factors 39 conflicting parameters Static Qualities Quality in motion Phy. Qualities Wastes Processing Outcomes weight Dimension Area Volume Energy Durability weight Dimension Area Volume Energy Durability Force Pressure Temperature Brightness strength Shape Speed Information Material Usage of Mttl time effort Ease of Use Ease of Repair Accuracy of manufacture Accuracy of measurement Reliability Harmful Side effects Stability Manufacturability Productivity Adaptatbility Harmful Factors System complexity Control complexity Automation Performance Qualities
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world wide patents 40 inventive principles
Altshuller - contradiction matrix
39 parameter pairs (39*38 > 1482)
With the 40 inventive principles mapped into each cell