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Inventiveness

Archimedes
(287–212 B. C.) invented military engine which saved Syracuse. [Gk. Hist.: Hall, 31]
Bell, Alexander Graham
(1847–1922) inventor of telephone (1876). [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 46]
Connecticut Yankee, the
made mechanical devices in the sixth century. [Am. Lit.: A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court]
Dictynna
invented fishermen’s nets. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 79]
Edison, Thomas Alva
(1847–1931) inventor of many electrical devices. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 157]
Erechtheus
inventor of chariots. [Gk. Myth.: Kravitz, 91]
Franklin, Benjamin
(1706–1790) gave us lightning rod, bifocals, efficient stove, etc. [Am. Hist.: Jameson, 836]
Goldberg, Rube
(1883–1970) designed elaborate contraptions to effect simple results. [Am. Hist.: Espy, 111]
Gumbrill, Theodore, Jr.
designs trousers with built-in air-cushion seat. [Br. Lit.: Aldous Huxley Antic Hay in Benét, 39]
Leonardo da Vinci
(1452–1519) created prototypes for parachutes, submarines, tanks, helicopters. [Ital. Hist.: Plum, 185–200]
McVey, Hugh
invents and builds successful machines for farm and mine operators. [Am. Lit.: Anderson Poor White in Magill I, 762]
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Additionally, the test for a "practical application" in the revised step 2A is now very similar, if not essentially the same, as the test for an "inventive concept" in step 2B.
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And that's where the possible misconception comes from organizations that create truly inventive products that don't succeed in the marketplace, possibly because they're not truly innovative as well.
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It outlines each tool in TRIZ (Theory of Inventive Problem-Solving), a Russian engineering problem solving toolkit that shows how to summarize past solutions and systematically solve future problems.
Almost three in four young women (71 percent) indicate they are creative, the characteristic they most associate with inventors (63 percent); however, less than one in three (27 percent) describe themselves as inventive. Men also follow this trend; 66 percent say they are creative, but only 39 percent describe themselves as inventive ...
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