Patent Summary

A topical collection in Inventions (ISSN 2411-5134).

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Interests: high precision instrument design; laser engineering; smart sensors and actuators; optical device; optical measurement; metrology
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Topical Collection Information

Dear Colleagues,

This Topic Collection will publish rewritten patents from technical research articles. Patent descriptions are usually written in complex language; however, this article-type “Patent Summary” provides the opportunity for a simple summary for a research-based audience. The novelty and highlights of a patent should be clearly listed in the abstract, such as the problems that the patent aims to solve, advantages, optimization results, and the significance of the design. Information about the potential applications can go in the discussion. The details of the patents should be written in the section, “Patents”, while the patent rights and content confidentiality need to be listed in the section “Conflicts of Interests”. As a result, this section will be helping researchers to promptly and rapidly understand the contents of specific patents. A peer-review process is required in this section.

Prof. Dr. Chien-Hung Liu
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the collection website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Inventions is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

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