Combining surveying patent information, reappearing problem and discovering breakthrough for design-around

DS 75-9: Proceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design (ICED13), Design for Harmonies, Vol.9: Design Methods and Tools, Seoul, Korea, 19-22.08.2013

Year: 2013
Editor: Udo Lindemann, Srinivasan V, Yong Se Kim, Sang Won Lee, John Clarkson, Gaetano Cascini
Author: Chang, Hsiang-Tang; Chang, Chen-Yen; Yang, Yuan-Po
Series: ICED
Institution: National Kaohsiung First University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, Republic of China
Page(s): 417-426
ISBN: 978-1-904670-52-0
ISSN: 2220-4334


This research is to make an idea combining surveying patent information, reappearing problem and discovering breakthrough for design-around. Many researchers have made their efforts to develop faster and more precise approach to analyze the patent information. The idea, which introduces a keyword recognition approach based on a specific keyword bank and its corresponding TRIZ parameters and inventive principles, is proposed for resolving that situation. After analogizing the original problem of the objective patent by the keyword bank, a scenario of the problem could be showed clearly and new other candidates of solution could be found through the TRIZ contradiction matrix, and then those candidates would be beneficial to design-around and even lead an innovation. Further, this research constructed a computer tool for making the proposed idea practical, and it could assist designers to inspire new ideas for their design-around projects. So far the test database of the proposed tool involves the Taiwanese patent information of assisting-rising chairs. A demonstrative design case has been successfully developed through the computer tool, and it would pass the infringement test.

Keywords: Patent, TRIZ, design-around


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