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The eureka method : how to think like an inventor

Author: J E Hershey
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2012.
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Overview: Fuel your "Eureka!" moments and become a successful inventor. Envision breakthrough new products using the proven methods and applied reasoning techniques of today's successful inventors. The Eureka Method: How to Think Like an Inventor lays out a systematic approach to innovation. Discover how to look at social developments and trends to find new ways of combining and improving existing technologies and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Popular works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J E Hershey
ISBN: 9780071770392 0071770399
OCLC Number: 721905027
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xviii, 235 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Acknowledgments --
Introduction --
Thinking Like An Inventor: --
Three questions that should follow a eureka! moment: --
How can I broaden my invention? --
Application-agnostic inventions --
How can I protect my invention from becoming obsolete? --
Foreseeing the evolution of memory --
Do I understand who benefits from my invention? --
Patent searching --
Recap --
Discussions and reflections --
Improvement inventions: --
Building a better mousetrap --
How small things add up --
Using analogy to help you improve inventions --
Microwave ovens and cell towers --
Persistent improvement in the Ski Industry --
Improvement invention opportunities in infrastructure upgrades --
Railroad classification yard --
Traffic lights --
Focusing your attention where it counts --
Selectivity and Moore's law --
Tricks of IP mining --
Recap --
Discussions and reflections --
Developing an inventive mindset by gaming the system: --
Examples of gaming the system --
Gaming the game --
How criminals game the system --
How to seek a Eureka! moment by gaming the system --
Recap --
Discussions and reflections --
Increasing dimensions to spark Eureka! moments: --
Examining new dimensions --
Language dimensions --
Sales savvy --
Combinatorial conundrum --
Adding a new dimension to an old space --
Choosing the right dimensions --
Combining dimensions: considering climate in risk-based pricing --
Changing a dimension: visualizing speech --
Recap --
Discussions and reflections --
Combination inventions: --
Combination invention and emerging technology --
Web and the camera --
Bar codes and cooking --
Subliminal channel concept: locks and alarms --
Wartime countermeasure --
Frequency hopping --
No-holds-barred approach to combination invention --
POP score: a measure of invention --
Technology linkage diagram --
Barriers dissolve with time --
Recap --
Discussions and reflections --
Seeking A Eureka! Moment: --
Law, regulation, and standards: --
Safety regulations and invention --
T J Hooper case --
GPS --
Radio spectrum spur to invention --
How standards can stimulate invention --
Patent pooling --
Standards and cryptography --
Recap --
Discussion and reflections --
Overcoming and using constraints: --
Energy limitations in a mechanical system --
Power limitations in the railroad industry --
Geographic constraints --
Nonlinearity constraint --
Proving a negative: detecting a null condition --
Recap --
Discussions and reflections --
Be driven by the bottom line: --
Mature technology married to new technology --
Invention and productivity in agriculture --
Caterpillar patents --
Making snow for the Ski industry --
Making the most of what you already have --
Focusing on bottom-line invention --
Recap --
Discussions and reflections --
Appendixes: --
Appendix A: --
Patents: milepost of invention: --
Patent art --
Getting stared --
Claims --
Patentability, infringement, and design arounds --
When a patent is in your way --
Types of patents --
Le mot juste --
Why bother with dependent claims? --
Speed is of the essence and will become more so --
Patentability: 101 revisited --
Sometimes it's a secret --
Claim all of it --
Recap --
Discussions and reflections --
Appendix B: --
U S patent 6004596 "sealed crustless sandwich": --
Appendix C: --
Inventors and inventorship: --
Who are inventors? --
Failing your way to success --
Success has many fathers --
Recognition and compensation --
Meaning of "inventorship" --
Inventing as a passion --
Abraham Lincoln --
Albert Einstein and Leo Szilard --
Kelly Fitzpatrick --
Recap --
Discussions and reflections --
Index.
Responsibility: John Hershey.

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