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Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0016
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Solly Angel showed the thin scale and the cat face load cell and explained how it all worked to Dr. Heinrich Komesker of Krups. By the end of lunch, he was convinced that Krups needed the thin scale. ... More


The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Solly Angel

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

In the mid-1980s, the author had a technological mini-vision. He saw in his mind's eye a quarter-inch thick personal scale weighing a pound, a travel scale, and he decided to make it a reality, to ... More


The Company Motto Is “Light and Thin”

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0020
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Toshihiko Oshima was the vice president and general manager of the Tanita Corporation of America, one of a number of subsidiaries of the Tanita Corporation of Japan. He pointed out that his ... More


Either Things Go According to Plan or There Is a Story

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0022
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Not long after the meeting with Tanida in Tokyo, Oshima called. A Tanita delegation that had just returned from a home appliances exhibition in Europe saw a thin scale in the Tefal booth at the ... More


What Is Wrong with the Machine?

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

The thin personal scale was only a fantasy. In fact, the author had no knowledge of scales whatsoever, and no clue about the mechanisms that made them work. A spiral-tube prototype was developed and ... More


It's Beautiful, Now Make It Accurate

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

By early 1988, Solly Angel already had a patent application pending and a novel design for a personal scale, and he was resolved to make New York City into his home base for the scale venture. The ... More


The Rush to Patent

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0008
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

There was no doubt that California and the New York metropolitan area at the close of the twentieth century were the most inventive and creative places, in terms of generating patented inventions. As ... More


A Single Organizing Principle

Solly Angel

in The Tale of the Scale: An Odyssey of Invention

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195158687
eISBN:
9780199849826
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195158687.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Solly Angel had a task to edit a bulky draft of a UN document entitled “The Global Strategy for Shelter for the Year 2000” which was to become the official housing policy of the United Nations. He ... More


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