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1

Study on zigzag maneuver characteristics of V-U very large crude oil (VLCC) tankers  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Department of Marine Technology at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, University Teknologi Malaysia has recently developed an Ship Maneuverability tool which intends to upgrade student's level understanding the application of fluid dynamic on interaction between hull, propeller, and rudder during maneuvering. This paper discusses zigzag maneuver for conventional Very Large Crude Oil (VLCC) ships with the same principal dimensions but different stern flame shape. 10/10 zigzag maneuver characteristics of U and V types of VLCC ships are investigated. Simulation results for U-type show a good agreement with the experimental data, but V-type not good agreement with experimental one. Further study on zigzag maneuver characteristics are required.

Jaswar; Maimun, A.; Wahid, M. A.; Priyanto, A.; Zamani; Pauzi; Saman

2012-06-01

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Optimal structural design of the midship of a VLCC based on the strategy integrating SVM and GA  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

In this paper a hybrid process of modeling and optimization, which integrates a support vector machine (SVM) and genetic algorithm (GA), was introduced to reduce the high time cost in structural optimization of ships. SVM, which is rooted in statistical learning theory and an approximate implementation of the method of structural risk minimization, can provide a good generalization performance in metamodeling the input-output relationship of real problems and consequently cuts down on high time cost in the analysis of real problems, such as FEM analysis. The GA, as a powerful optimization technique, possesses remarkable advantages for the problems that can hardly be optimized with common gradient-based optimization methods, which makes it suitable for optimizing models built by SVM. Based on the SVM-GA strategy, optimization of structural scantlings in the midship of a very large crude carrier (VLCC) ship was carried out according to the direct strength assessment method in common structural rules (CSR), which eventually demonstrates the high efficiency of SVM-GA in optimizing the ship structural scantlings under heavy computational complexity. The time cost of this optimization with SVM-GA has been sharply reduced, many more loops have been processed within a small amount of time and the design has been improved remarkably.

Sun, Li; Wang, Deyu

2012-03-01

3

Peritoneal Ports  

MedlinePLUS

... be punctured with a special needle. Stitches, surgical glue or tape will be used to help keep ... area. Incisions are held together by stitches, surgical glue and/or a special tape. Having the port ...

4

Port-Wine Stain  

MedlinePLUS

... related to port-wine stains are sometimes called salmon patches, which may also be called angel kisses ( ... of the baby's neck). Like port-wine stains, salmon patches start as flat, pink or red patches; ...

5

Port-wine stain  

MedlinePLUS

A port-wine stain is a birthmark in which swollen blood vessels create a reddish-purplish discoloration of the skin. ... Port-wine stains occur in about 3 out of 1,000 people. In rare cases, port-wine stains are ...

6

Consequences of port restrictions on testing two-port memories  

Microsoft Academic Search

Testing two-port memories requires the use of single-port tests as well as special two-port tests; the test strategy determines which tests to be used. Many two-port memories have ports which are read-only or write-only; this impacts the possible fault models, the tests for single-port and two-port memories, as well as the test strategy. This paper presents a test strategy for

Said Hamdioui; A. J. Van De Goor

1998-01-01

7

Robotics for port security  

Microsoft Academic Search

The capacity through the use of robots with on board visual, NBC and HAZMAT sensors to rapidly and continuously screen convoys and staged exposed assets would be a force multiplier and measurably improve base and force protection at both inbound and outbound DOD and commercial facilities. This paper chronicles our experiment with the ODIS robot at the Ports of Los

William Smuda; Lonnie A. Freiburger; Grant R. Gerhart; Lawrence Mallon

2004-01-01

8

NAFTA and Canadian ports  

Microsoft Academic Search

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) signed by Canada, the U.S.A. and Mexico and which came into effect on 1 January 1994, is a significant move towards further integration of the North American economies. This paper examines the likely impact of NAFTA on Canadian ports. Three channels of impact are identified. First, there are direct impacts on trade flows

Eric J. Heikkila

1995-01-01

9

Multi-port valve  

DOEpatents

A multi-port valve for regulating, as a function of ambient air having varying wind velocity and wind direction in an open-field control area, the distribution of a fluid, particularly carbon dioxide (CO.sub.2) gas, in a fluid distribution system so that the control area remains generally at an elevated fluid concentration or level of said fluid. The multi-port valve generally includes a multi-port housing having a plurality of outlets therethrough disposed in a first pattern of outlets and at least one second pattern of outlets, and a movable plate having a plurality of apertures extending therethrough disposed in a first pattern of apertures and at least one second pattern of apertures. The first pattern of apertures being alignable with the first pattern of outlets and the at least one second pattern of apertures being alignable with the second pattern of outlets. The first pattern of apertures has a predetermined orientation with the at least one second pattern of apertures. For an open-field control area subject to ambient wind having a low velocity from any direction, the movable plate is positioned to equally distribute the supply of fluid in a fluid distribution system to the open-field control area. For an open-field control area subject to ambient wind having a high velocity from a given direction, the movable plate is positioned to generally distribute a supply of fluid in a fluid distribution system to that portion of the open-field control area located upwind.

Lewin, Keith F. (Calverton, NY) [Calverton, NY

1997-04-15

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Multi-port valve  

DOEpatents

A multi-port valve is described for regulating, as a function of ambient air having varying wind velocity and wind direction in an open-field control area, the distribution of a fluid, particularly carbon dioxide (CO{sub 2}) gas, in a fluid distribution system so that the control area remains generally at an elevated fluid concentration or level of said fluid. The multi-port valve generally includes a multi-port housing having a plurality of outlets there through disposed in a first pattern of outlets and at least one second pattern of outlets, and a movable plate having a plurality of apertures extending there through disposed in a first pattern of apertures and at least one second pattern of apertures. The first pattern of apertures being alignable with the first pattern of outlets and the at least one second pattern of apertures being alignable with the second pattern of outlets. The first pattern of apertures has a predetermined orientation with the at least one second pattern of apertures. For an open-field control area subject to ambient wind having a low velocity from any direction, the movable plate is positioned to equally distribute the supply of fluid in a fluid distribution system to the open-field control area. For an open-field control area subject to ambient wind having a high velocity from a given direction, the movable plate is positioned to generally distribute a supply of fluid in a fluid distribution system to that portion of the open-field control area located upwind. 7 figs.

Lewin, K.F.

1997-04-15

11

50 CFR 14.12 - Designated ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... false Designated ports. 14.12 Section 14.12 Wildlife and Fisheries UNITED...Exportation at Designated Ports § 14.12 Designated ports. The following... (j) Louisville, Kentucky. (k) Memphis, Tennessee. (l)...

2013-10-01

12

Port Arthur Hurricane Flood Protection, Port Arthur and Vicinity, Texas.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The proposed action consists of completing construction of a hurricane flood protection system to provide protection to Port Arthur, Texas and vicinity from storm tides caused by tropical cyclones of magnitudes up to the standard project hurricane. Starte...

1973-01-01

13

Port Sampling - Crescent City, Brookings, and Port Orford.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The project provided information for management by sampling catches of Dungeness crab, pink shrimp, rockfish, and sole landed at Crescent City, California, and Brookings and Port Orford, Oregon. (Author)

D. W. Gotshall R. Hardy

1968-01-01

14

360 PORT MDA - A Strategy to Improve Port Security.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Our national security and prosperity depend in part on secure and competitive ports. Effective public and private sector collaboration is needed in a world with myriad security challenges and fierce global competition. Although steps have been taken in th...

T. P. Leary

2006-01-01

15

PortSim - A Port Security Simulation and Visualization Tool  

SciTech Connect

Around the world, there is great concern about the movement of threat materials using seaport shipping containers. The benefits of early detection of weapons of mass destruction is obvious. However, the inspection process needs to be conducted in such a way as to not unreasonably impede normal commerce. Prior to actual deployment of new detection systems, policies, or procedures, it is useful to construct an operational and economic model of the port facility and to run simulations to gage the impact. Using a simulation model beforehand aids decision makers in evaluating trade-offs. PortSim was developed at ORNL by the author to allow a user to investigate a number of parameters in order to see the impact on port operations and cost. It consolidates a conceptual operations model, cost information, policy and procedures database, a real-time data acquisition capability, and information flow tracking and provides a visualization of port operations in a geospatial environment. This paper describes the use of PortSim to simulate and visualize a typical port.

Koch, Daniel B [ORNL

2007-01-01

16

Port Granby Project Overview - 13208  

SciTech Connect

The Port Granby Project is an integral part of the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI), and is located approximately 14 kilometres west of the Municipality of Port Hope in the adjacent Municipality of Clarington, Ontario. The principal objective of the project is the excavation and relocation of low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) and marginally contaminated soils, which were deposited at the Port Granby Waste Management Facility (PGWMF) by Eldorado Nuclear Limited during the period 1955 to 1988, to a new, highly engineered above-ground Long-term Waste Management Facility (LTWMF) to be constructed on a nearby site. The Environmental Assessment for the Project was approved in 2009 August and the required Waste Nuclear Substance License was received in 2011 November. Once the detailed engineering design was completed, in 2011 March, the Port Granby Project was divided into three major contracts for construction implementation purposes. The first of these contracts was completed in late 2012 and the second is planned to start in early 2013. The contracting process for the third major contract is also expected to be completed during 2013. This paper provides an overview of the Port Granby Project as well as discussion on the status of the Project, including the regulatory approvals process, the approach to contracting the construction works and an update of work recently completed and soon to get underway. (authors)

Smith, David W.; Vandergaast, Gary [Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Port Hope, ON (Canada)] [Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Port Hope, ON (Canada); Sungaila, Mark [AECOM, Markham, ON (Canada)] [AECOM, Markham, ON (Canada)

2013-07-01

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33 CFR 165.760 - Security Zones; Tampa Bay, Port of Tampa, Port of Saint Petersburg, Port Manatee, Rattlesnake...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Rattlesnake, Old Port Tampa, Big Bend, Weedon Island, and Crystal River, Florida. 165...Rattlesnake, Old Port Tampa, Big Bend, Weedon Island, and Crystal River, Florida. (a...attached cooling canal. (15) Weedon Island Power Plant, FL . All waters...

2013-07-01

18

Multi-port dump combustor  

SciTech Connect

A four-ported dump combustor is designed for use with a ramjet engine and provides high combustion efficiency and pressure recovery for length-to-diameter (L/D) ratios of between 1.3 and 4.4, over a range of operating conditions.

Dale, L. A.; Grenleski Jr., S. E.; Keirsey, J. L.; Stevens, C. E.

1985-09-10

19

Port of Entry: Water Quality  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Port of Entry is a bilingual (Spanish and English) business network for the environmental sector. Its objective is to promote innovation in environmental policies and technologies through professional exchange. The water quality section of the site contains technical articles, news releases, regulatory information, case studies, and industry developments.

Inc., Port O.

20

The PORT Mathematical Subroutine Library  

Microsoft Academic Search

The development at Bell Laboratorms of PORT, a hbrary of portable Fortran programs for numemcal computation, is discussed. Portab]hty is achmved by careful language specification, together with the key techmque of spemfymg computer classes by means of predefined machine constants The library is built around an automatm error-handling facility and a dynamm storage allocatmn scheme, both of which are implemented

P. A. Fox; A. P. Hall; N. L. Schryer

1978-01-01

21

An Analysis of Financing Public Ports.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study develops a method of evaluating the ability of public port authorities to finance capital improvements in the near-term future. The method was applied to six specific port organizations, geographically dispersed and representing a cross section ...

T. Hughes

1982-01-01

22

Severe Weather Guide Mediterranean Ports. 36. Limassol.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This handbook for the port of Limassol, Cyprus, one in a series of severe weather guides for Mediterranean ports, provides decision making guidance for ship captains whose vessels are threatened by actual or forecast strong winds, high seas, restricted vi...

D. C. Perryman R. D. Gilmore R. E. Englebretson

1991-01-01

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47 CFR 52.35 - Porting Intervals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...to the Commission as provided in the 2009 LNP Porting Interval Order, all telecommunications...Small providers, as described in the 2009 LNP Porting Interval Order, must comply...to the Commission as provided in the 2009 LNP Porting Interval Order. For...

2009-10-01

24

76 FR 52269 - Safety Zone; Port Huron Float Down, St. Clair River, Port Huron, MI  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Zone; Port Huron Float Down, St. Clair River, Port...AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule...during the Port Huron Float Down. Though this is an unsanctioned...river tubing and float-down events. DATES: This rule...participants, strong river currents, limited rescue resources...land north of Coast Guard Station Port Huron at position......

2011-08-22

25

The Port Oxford meteorite hoax  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

An account is given of the solving of a longstanding mystery concerning the true origin of pallasite (stony-iron) meteorite fragments which John Evans claimed to have taken from a 10-ton object in the vicinity of the Rogue River mountains, near Port Oxford, Oregon. Elemental analyses have established that the fragments were taken from the Imilac/Ilimaes meteorite field in the Atacama Desert of Chile.

Plotkin, H.

1993-09-01

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Port Operational Marine Observing System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Port Operational Marine Observing System (POMOS) is a network of distributed sensors and centralized data collecting, processing and distributing unit. The system is designed to allow for the real-time assessment of weather and marine conditions throughout the major Bulgarian ports: Varna, Burgas and Balchik, supporting thereby Maritime administration to secure safety navigation in bays, canals and ports. Real-time information within harbors is obtained using various sensors placed at thirteen strategic locations to monitor the current state of the environment. The most important for navigation weather and sea-state parameters are measured: wind speed and direction, air temperature, relative humidity, atmospheric pressure, visibility, solar radiation, water temperature and salinity, sea level, currents speed and direction, mean wave's parameters. The system consist of: 11 weather stations (3 with extra solar radiation and 4 with extra visibility measurement), 9 water temperature and salinity sensors, 9 sea-level stations, two sea currents and waves stations and two canal currents stations. All sensors are connected to communication system which provides direct intranet access to the instruments. Every 15 minutes measured data is transmitted in real-time to the central collecting system, where data is collected, processed and stored in database. Database is triple secured to prevent data losses. Data collection system is double secured. Measuring system is secured against short power failure and instability. Special software is designed to collect, store, process and present environmental data and information on different user-friendly screens. Access to data and information is through internet/intranet with the help of browsers. Actual data from all measurements or from separate measuring place can be displayed on the computer screens as well as data for the last 24 hours. Historical data are available using report server for extracting data for selectable place and period from database. The POMOS is developed in the frame of academic-government partnerships and represents an important resource to the Bulgarian ports. In addition to providing operations and safety-critical information to the Maritime administration, PORTS will serve as a scientific tool and a platform for further developments.

Palazov, A.; Stefanov, A.; Slabakova, V.; Marinova, V.

2009-04-01

27

77 FR 49351 - Safety Zone; Port Huron Float-Down, St. Clair River, Port Huron, MI  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Zone; Port Huron Float-Down, St. Clair River, Port...Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary final rule...the Port Huron Float-Down. Though this is an unsanctioned...river tubing and Float-Down events. DATES: This...spectators. Because of the high concentration of floaters...participants, strong river currents, limited rescue resources...land north of......

2012-08-16

28

Port devolution revisited: the case of regional ports and the role of lower tier governments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most models of port governance have been developed to fit the largest ports, and tend to simplify the devolution process as one involving the transfer of jurisdiction from the State to the private sector. The devolution of smaller ports has been largely ignored as have transfers involving transfers from upper levels of government to lower tiers of public administration. Yet

Jean Debrie; Elisabeth Gouvernal; Brian Slack

2007-01-01

29

Reforms and infrastructure efficiency in Spain's container ports  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper quantifies the evolution of technical efficiency in port infrastructure service provision in the major Spanish port authorities involved in container traffic. The paper also analyzes the extent to which port reforms that took place in the 1990's had an impact on the efficiency of the Spanish container ports. Because of the multi-output nature of port activities, we have

Maria Manuela Gonzalez; Lourdes Trujillo

2005-01-01

30

Reforms and infrastructure efficiency in Spain’s container ports  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper quantifies the evolution of technical efficiency in port infrastructure service provision in the major Spanish port authorities involved in container traffic. It also analyzes the extent to which port reforms that took place in the 90’s had an impact on the efficiency of the Spanish container ports. Because of the multi-output nature of port activities, we have estimated

MarI´a Manuela González; Lourdes Trujillo

2008-01-01

31

50 CFR 24.12 - Designated ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...port at Wilmington, North Carolina, is a designated port for the exportation of plants of the species Dionaea muscipula (Venus flytrap), which is listed in appendix II to CITES and which is required to be accompanied by documentation under 50 CFR...

2009-10-01

32

50 CFR 24.12 - Designated ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...port at Wilmington, North Carolina, is a designated port for the exportation of plants of the species Dionaea muscipula (Venus flytrap), which is listed in appendix II to CITES and which is required to be accompanied by documentation under 50 CFR...

2013-10-01

33

50 CFR 24.12 - Designated ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...port at Wilmington, North Carolina, is a designated port for the exportation of plants of the species Dionaea muscipula (Venus flytrap), which is listed in appendix II to CITES and which is required to be accompanied by documentation under 50 CFR...

2010-10-01

34

46 CFR 171.116 - Port lights.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...STABILITY SPECIAL RULES PERTAINING TO VESSELS CARRYING PASSENGERS Openings in the Side of a Vessel Below the Bulkhead or Weather Deck § 171.116 Port lights. (a) A vessel may have port lights below the bulkhead deck ifâ (1) It is...

2013-10-01

35

Container Shipping And Ports: An Overview  

Microsoft Academic Search

Globalisation, deregulation, logistics integration and containerisation have reshaped the port and shipping industry. Port and maritime companies are challenged to redefine their functional role in the value chain for the sake of creating customer value and of ensuring the survival and growth of the company. Companies are busily trying to disrupt the status quo rather than preserve it. Based on

Theo E. Notteboom

2004-01-01

36

Agressions sexuelles ? Port-Gentil  

PubMed Central

Les agressions sexuelles portent atteinte à l'intégrité physique et psychologique des personnes qui en sont victimes et entraînent des conséquences néfastes. Le viol constitue la forme la plus accomplie de ces agressions. Cette étude rétrospective visait à répertorier les cas de violences sexuelles enregistrés auprès des greffes du tribunal et de la cour criminelle de Port-Gentil, et d'en donner une approche épidémiologique et criminologique. La prévalence des agressions sexuelles judiciarisées à Port-Gentil est de 15 cas par an. Parmi ces 45 dossiers d'agression sexuelle, 23 dossiers concernaient un attentat à la pudeur (51,1%) dont 18 cas impliquaient un mineur de moins de 15 ans (78,2% des attentats à la pudeur). Six dossiers concernaient une tentative de viol (13,3%). Onze dossiers concernaient un viol sur une femme de plus de 15 ans (24,4%). Deux dossiers concernaient un outrage public à la pudeur (4,4%) et 3 un détournement de mineur (6,6%). Les victimes étaient âgées de 4 à 65 ans avec un âge moyen de 13,4 ans. La plupart des victimes provenaient d'un milieu social défavorisé, prolétaire (61,1%). Les agresseurs étaient âgés de 16 à 62 ans avec un âge moyen de 29,6. Il importe de se pencher sur ce phénomène pour comprendre les enjeux que représentent les agressions sexuelles. Il faudra prendre en considération la dénonciation de l'agression sexuelle, le traumatisme subi et la prévention de tels crimes.

Soumah, Mohamed Maniboliot; Olendo, Gladys Rita; Ndiaye, Mor; Sow, Mamadou Lamine

2013-01-01

37

Entry/Exit Port testing, test report  

SciTech Connect

The Waste Receiving and Processing Module I (WRAP-1) facility must have the ability to allow 55-gallon drums to enter and exit glovebox enclosures. An Entry/Exit Port (Appendix 1, Figure 1), designed by United Engineers and Constructors (UE&C), is one method chosen for drum transfer. The Entry/Exit Port is to be used for entry of 55-gallon drums into both process entry gloveboxes, exit of 55-gallon drum waste pucks from the low-level waste (LLW) glovebox, and loadout of waste from the restricted waste management glovebox. The Entry/Exit Port relies on capture velocity air flow and a neoprene seal to provide alpha confinement when the Port is in the open and closed positions, respectively. Since the glovebox is in a slight vacuum, air flow is directed into the glovebox through the space between the overpack drum and glovebox floor. The air flow is to direct any airborne contamination into the glovebox. A neoprene seal is used to seal the Port door to the glovebox floor, thus maintaining confinement in the closed position. Entry/Exit Port testing took place February 17, 1993, through April 14, 1993, in the 305 building of Westinghouse Hanford Company. Testing was performed in accordance with the Entry/Exit Port Testing Test Plan, document number WHC-SD-WO26-TP-005. A prototype Entry/Exit Port built at the Hanford Site was tested using fluorescent paint pigment and smoke candles as simulant contaminants. This test report is an interim test report. Further developmental testing is required to test modifications made to the Port as the original design of the Port did not provide complete confinement during all stages of operation.

Winkelman, R.H.

1993-05-01

38

33 CFR 110.186 - Port Everglades, Florida.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 false Port Everglades, Florida. 110.186 Section 110...Grounds § 110.186 Port Everglades, Florida. (a) The anchorage...northeast of the entrance to Port Everglades, is an area bounded by...

2009-07-01

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33 CFR 110.186 - Port Everglades, Florida.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Port Everglades, Florida. 110.186 Section 110...Grounds § 110.186 Port Everglades, Florida. (a) The anchorage...northeast of the entrance to Port Everglades, is an area bounded by...

2010-07-01

40

Experience with three-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy.  

PubMed

After considerable experience with laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) using four ports, we began using three-port LC in October 1993 and have performed 130 LCs with this procedure up to May 1996. The procedure was successful in 119 patients. In 6 patients fourth port was used, and in another 5, the procedure was converted to open laparo-tomy. Cooperative manipulation of the surgical instruments between the operator and assistant is very important for this procedure, for exposing Calot's triangle and dissecting the gallbladder from the gallbladder bed. The use of an ultrasonic aspiration system (Sumisonic ME 2400; Sumitomo Bakelite, Tokyo, Japan) made it easier to identify the cystic duct and artery, especially in patients with chronic inflammation or dense adhesions. We encountered no problems with cannulation into the cystic duct for intraoperative cholangiography, and there were no intra- and postoperative complications in this series. We achieved good results, similar to those achieved with the four-port technique. This technique is technically feasible and safe, and it has esthetic and cost advantages compared with the four-port technique. However, the operator who performs three-port LC should not hesitate to add another port, or to convert to open laparotomy, whenever any difficulties occur during this procedure, to prevent critical complications. PMID:9880780

Tagaya, N; Kita, J; Takagi, K; Imada, T; Ishikawa, K; Kogure, H; Ohyama, O

1998-01-01

41

Multi-port valve assembly  

DOEpatents

A multi-port fluid valve apparatus is used to control the flow of fluids through a plurality of valves and includes a web, which preferably is a stainless steel endless belt. The belt has an aperture therethrough and is progressed, under motor drive and control, so that its aperture is moved from one valve mechanism to another. Each of the valve mechanisms comprises a pair of valve blocks which are held in fluid-tight relationship against the belt. Each valve block consists of a block having a bore through which the fluid flows, a first seal surrounding the bore and a second seal surrounding the first seal, with the distance between the first and second seals being greater than the size of the belt aperture. In order to open a valve, the motor progresses the belt aperture to where it is aligned with the two bores of a pair of valve blocks, such alignment permitting a flow of the fluid through the valve. The valve is closed by movement of the belt aperture and its replacement, within the pair of valve blocks, by a solid portion of the belt.

Guggenheim, S. Frederic (Teaneck, NJ)

1986-01-01

42

Rock Port Celebrates New Technology Center.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Discusses the advantages dome architecture gave to a new school technology center in Rock Port, Missouri. Advantages cover energy cost savings, lighting, storage space, aesthetics, accessibility, and convenience. (GR)

Grones, Freda

1997-01-01

43

Modeling and Analysis of Aerial Port Operations.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The focus of this thesis effort is gaining useful insight into aerial port operations by employing an animated simulation. Understanding airfield capacity, resources, and functioning allows greater accuracy and efficiency in both planning for future force...

T. W. Albrecht

1999-01-01

44

GIS-aided port area plane design on project for Dongluo island-port in Fuzhou  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Up to now, the site selection of deepwater port has become a hot issue in the construction and planning of many estuary port cities. At the same time, there are various schemes about the location of deepwater port in Fuzhou and different opinions on them. Under this background, a new project for Dongluo Island-Port has been put forward. Port engineering has distinct spatial attributes, so its design is closely related to geographic spatial location. According to common engineering technique standards of seaport's location and construction, this paper explores the port area plane design of the new project by spatial analysis means of GIS. Main technical processes include applying the ARC/INFO9.0 and ArcView3.2 software to build elevation data firstly, then overlay the feature coverage to the base map to implement spatial analysis, and obtain the design coverage for port area finally. Combining with technical criterions of port area plane design, the paper analyses the design effect and concludes that the berths arrangement accords with the demand of transport capacity and the items layout accords with the engineering technique criterions as well, therefore the port area plane design is technically feasible as a whole.

Yang, Wei; Zong, Yueguang; He, Jinliao

2008-10-01

45

Going West? Spatial polarization of the North Korean port system  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyzes North Korean ports in light of existing models of port system evolution. It reviews the economic and political factors shaping port concentration in developed, developing, and socialist countries. A database on vessel movements allows for the analysis of individual North Korean port traffic by total capacity circulated, cargo type, fleet nationality, immediate origin and destination, and berthing

César Ducruet; Stanislas Roussin; Jin-Cheol Jo

2009-01-01

46

Theoretical Design of Static and Latching Ferrite 3-port and 4-port Symmetrical Waveguide Circulators  

Microsoft Academic Search

Compact 3-port microwave ferrite circulators have become widely used since 1960, but they have generally been empirically designed and their operation is not well understood. The success of the experimental approach has resulted in less emphasis on the theoretical explanation of these devices, and this situation is now retarding the development of the more complicated 4-port circulators. However, extending the

L. E. Davis

1966-01-01

47

Two-port vs. three-port laparoscopic appendicectomy: A bridge to least invasive surgery  

PubMed Central

INTRODUCTION: The conventional three-port technique for laparoscopic appendicectomy has proven its worth in the management of appendicular pathologies. From a cosmetic viewpoint, the umbilical and suprapubic port-sites are hidden by natural camouflages, the right Iliac fossa (RIF) port is the only visible external sign of surgery. The two-port technique avoids even this marker of abdominal invasion. In this study, we describe the technique of two-port laparoscopic appendicectomy (TPA) and compare it with conventional laparoscopic appendicectomy (CLA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients studied underwent operation for acute appendicitis during a 6-month period. Data were collected prospectively for the TPA and retrospectively for the CLA. The TPA was performed with one 10 mm umbilical working port and one 5 mm suprapubic camera port. A hypodermic needle was introduced in the RIF to retract the appendix. The appendicular artery was controlled with diathermy or ultrasonic shears. The base was ligated with a loop knotted extracorporeally. CLA was performed via the conventional 10 mm umbilical, 5 mm suprapubic and 5 mm RIF ports. The appendicular stump was ligated with an endoloop or an intracorporeal knot. RESULTS: A total of 146 patients underwent surgery over the 6-month period for appendicitis. Out of 62 cases attempted, the TPA was successful in 51 cases, with conversion to the three-port technique in 11. The operative time, complication rates, return to work were comparable between the two groups. Patients who had TPA had a shorter postoperative stay. CONCLUSION: This is an initial experience with TPA. There is little difference in the operative time, postoperative stay and complications rates between this technique and the conventional three-port one. There is hence little to be lost and a likely benefit to be gained by performing the TPA although a randomised study is necessary.

Rammohan, Ashwin; Jothishankar, Paramaguru; Manimaran, A B; Naidu, R M

2012-01-01

48

Tips for single-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy.  

PubMed

Single-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SPLC) is an emerging technique and gaining increased attention by its superiority in cosmesis. A 1.5-cm vertical transumbilical incision is used for the single port, followed by the glove method. Indications for SPLC are the same as those for standard 4-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy, including patients with morbid obesity, previous upper abdominal surgery, severe acute cholecystitis, or suspected presence of common bile duct stones. Some randomized controlled trials have shown negative results of SPLC regarding operative time, wound-related complications, and postoperative pain. However, our retrospective analysis shows equivalent clinical outcomes among the two approaches in terms of postoperative pain and complications. In this context, SPLC can be a good option for gallbladder pathologies. PMID:24733823

Kameyama, Noriaki; Miyata, Ryohei; Tomita, Masato; Mitsuhashi, Hiroaki; Baba, Shigeaki; Imai, Shunichi

2014-07-01

49

33 CFR 165.761 - Security Zones; Port of Palm Beach, Port Everglades, Port of Miami, and Port of Key West, Florida.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Florida. A fixed security zone encompasses all waters between Watson Park and Star Island on the MacArthur Causeway south to the Port of Miami...to 25°46.88ⲠN, 080°10.84ⲠW, and ending on Watson Park at 25°47.00ⲠN, 080°10.67ⲠW. The...

2010-07-01

50

Sewage Disposal in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This survey of the Port Harcourt, Nigeria, sewage disposal system exemplifies sewage disposal in the developing world. Results reveal that some well-constructed and maintained drains, as well as many open drains and septic tanks, expose women and children to the possibility of direct contact with parasitic organisms and threaten water resources.…

Ayotamuno, M. J.

1993-01-01

51

Serial port data communication using MODBUS protocol  

Microsoft Academic Search

Serial communication is the process of sending data sequentially one bit at a time, over a communication channel or computer bus [5,6,7]. RS-232 is a standard for serial binary data transfer between a data terminal equipment (DTE) and a data circuit-terminating equipment (DCE), commonly used in computer serial ports.

Saptarshi Naskar; Krishnendu Basuli; Samar Sen Sarma

2008-01-01

52

An integrated mobile system for port security  

SciTech Connect

An integrated mobile system for port security is presented. The system is designed to perform active investigations, by using the tagged neutron inspection technique, of suspect dangerous materials as well as passive measurements of neutrons and gamma rays to search and identify radioactive and special nuclear materials. (authors)

Cester, D. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Padova, Via F. Marzolo 8, Padova I-35131 (Italy); Fabris, D. [INFN Sezione di Padova, Via F. Marzolo 8, Padova I-35131 (Italy); Lunardon, M.; Moretto, S. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Padova, Via F. Marzolo 8, Padova I-35131 (Italy); Nebbia, G. [INFN Sezione di Padova, Via F. Marzolo 8, Padova I-35131 (Italy); Pesente, S.; Stevanato, L.; Viesti, G. [Dipartimento di Fisica, Universita di Padova, Via F. Marzolo 8, Padova I-35131 (Italy); Neri, F.; Petrucci, S.; Selmi, S.; Tintori, C. [CAEN S.p.A., Via Vetraia 11, I-55049, Viareggio LU (Italy)

2011-07-01

53

Velopharyngeal Port Status during Classical Singing  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Purpose: This investigation was undertaken to examine the status of the velopharyngeal (VP) port during classical singing. Method: Using aeromechanical instrumentation, nasal airflow (mL/s), oral pressure (cm H[subscript 2]O), and VP orifice area estimates (cm[squared]) were studied in 10 classically trained sopranos during singing and speaking.…

Tanner, Kristine; Roy, Nelson; Merrill, Ray M.; Power, David

2005-01-01

54

Yard crane scheduling in port container terminals  

Microsoft Academic Search

Yard cranes are the most popular container handling equipment for loading containers onto or unloading containers from trucks in container yards of land scarce port container terminals. However, such equipment is bulky, and very often generates bottlenecks in the container flow in a terminal because of their slow operations. Hence, it is essential to develop good yard crane work schedules

W. C. Ng; K. L. Mak

2005-01-01

55

City of Port Orchard Urban Waterfront Walkway.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Urban Water front Walkway Study is a more detailed review of one option specified in the City of Port Orchard Waterfront Revitalization Plan. This study is a conceptual design of a walkway from the Veteran's Home at Retsil to the Lighthouse Restaurant...

1985-01-01

56

47 CFR 52.35 - Porting Intervals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...considered received on the following business day at 8 a.m. local time. (b) Small providers, as described in the 2009 LNP Porting Interval Order, must comply with this section by February 2, 2011. (c) Unless directed otherwise by the...

2010-10-01

57

Synthesis of Rlc Two-Port Networks.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Recently, Forte found that the positive-real condition is sufficient for the realizability of a symmetric matrix of order 2 as the immittance matrix of an RLC two-port network if the transfer function is realized within a constant multiplier. However, his...

K. C. Wang S. S. Yau

1964-01-01

58

Building the Portes ouvertes CD-ROM.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Describes the development of the "Portes ouvertes" CD-ROM, which was produced as an integrated part of a first-year method for elementary French. Details the design and production of the CD-ROM with reference to video and textbook elements where such reference is indispensable to an understanding of pedagogical foundations. (Author/VWL)

Jones, Christopher M.; Frommer, Judith

1999-01-01

59

Port wine stain on a child's face (image)  

MedlinePLUS

Port wine stains are always present at birth. In an infant, they are flat, pink, vascular lesions. Common locations ... may be present anywhere on the body. Port wine stains may appear in association with other syndromes.

60

49 CFR 176.4 - Port security and safety regulations.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 false Port security and safety regulations. 176.4 Section...PIPELINE AND HAZARDOUS MATERIALS SAFETY ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF... General § 176.4 Port security and safety regulations. (a)...

2013-10-01

61

19 CFR 10.81 - Use in any port.  

...REDUCED RATE, ETC. General Provisions Salt for Curing Fish § 10.81 Use in any port. (a) Salt withdrawn under bond for use in curing...through the director of the port where the salt was used. (b) If desired,...

2014-04-01

62

Three Ports Laparoscopic Resection for Colorectal Cancer: A Step on Refining of Reduced Port Surgery  

PubMed Central

Background. Reduced port surgery (RPS) is becoming increasingly popular for some surgeries. However, the application of RPS to the field of colectomy is still underdeveloped. Patients and Methods. In this series, we evaluated the outcome of laparoscopic colorectal resection using 3 ports technique (10?mm umbilical port plus another two ports of either 5 or 10?mm) for twenty-four cases of colorectal cancer as a step for refining of RPS. Results. The mean estimated blood loss was 70?mL (40–90?mL). No major intraoperative complications have been encountered. The mean time for passing flatus after surgery was 36 hours (12–48?hrs). The mean time for oral fluid intake was 36 hours and for semisolid food was 48 hours. The mean hospital stay was 5 days (4–7 days). The perioperative period passed without events. All cases had free surgical margins. The mean number of retrieved lymph nodes was 14 lymph nodes (5–23). Conclusion. Three ports laparoscopy assisted colorectal surgeries looks to be safe, effective and has cosmetic advantages. The procedure could maintain the oncologic principles of cancer surgery. It's a step on the way of refining of reduced port surgery.

Tawfik Amin, Anwar; Elsaba, Tarek M.; Amira, Gamal

2014-01-01

63

33 CFR 80.1120 - Port Hueneme, CA.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 1 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Port Hueneme, CA. 80.1120 Section 80.1120 Navigation and Navigable Waters...DEMARCATION LINES Pacific Coast § 80.1120 Port Hueneme, CA. (a) A line drawn from Port Hueneme East Jetty Light 4...

2013-07-01

64

Global supply chain and port\\/terminal: integration and competitiveness  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much has been said of the importance of port and terminal integration in the supply chain. Authors have stressed the importance of agility to the port environment, which involves being proactive along supply chains, facilitation of intermodal integration, as well as organizational integration and partnership between ports and users. Despite the well articulated importance of the issues, little has been

Dong-Wook Song; Photis M. Panayides

2008-01-01

65

GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN AND PORT\\/TERMINAL: INTEGRATION AND COMPETITIVENESS  

Microsoft Academic Search

Much has been said of the importance of port and terminal integration in the supply chain. Authors have stressed the importance of agility to the port environment, which involves being proactive along supply chains, facilitation of intermodal integration, as well as organizational integration and partnership between ports and users. Despite the well articulated importance of the issues, little has been

Dong-Wook Song; Photis M. Panayides

2007-01-01

66

Experiences in porting NASTRAN (R) to non-traditional platforms  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The 1990 UNIX version of NASTRAN was ported to two new platforms that are not supported by COSMIC: the Sun SPARC workstation and the Apple Macintosh using the A/UX version of UNIX. The experiences of the authers in porting NASTRAN is summarized here. Suggestions for users who might attempt similar ports are given.

Davis, Gregory L.; Norton, Robert L.

1991-01-01

67

The impact of cruise ship generated waste on home ports and ports of call: A study of Southampton  

Microsoft Academic Search

Cruise ships represent less than 1% of the global merchant fleet yet it has been estimated that they are responsible for 25% of all waste generated by merchant vessels. This volume of waste produces pressures on the environment, particularly with respect to ship-generated waste disposal at home ports and ports of call. Southampton, home port for both Cunard and P&O,

Nickie Butt

2007-01-01

68

Single-port laparoscopic appendectomy during pregnancy.  

PubMed

As a result of the increased demand for minimally invasive surgery, single-port laparoscopic surgery performed via a single incision was introduced and has been performed in various fields. Herein, we report our initial experience with single-port laparoscopic appendectomy (SP-LA) using Gelport access for the treatment of acute appendicitis in 2 pregnant women. SP-LA using Gelport access was performed successfully in these pregnant women without prolongation of operation time, and there was no need for ancillary trocar insertions or conversion to conventional laparoscopy. One woman spontaneously delivered at 39 weeks' gestation approximately 20 weeks after the surgery and the other has maintained a healthy pregnancy. SP-LA can be considered a minimally invasive alternative to conventional laparoscopic appendectomy in pregnant women (Supplemental Digital Content 1, http://links.lww.com/SLE/A55). PMID:22487646

Koh, A Ra; Lee, Jung Hun; Choi, Joong Sub; Eom, Jeong Min; Hong, Jin Hwa

2012-04-01

69

The study on the development of inland-river container transportation corridor of Yangshan Deepwater Port  

Microsoft Academic Search

Inland river shipping is one of the chief means of comprehensive transport network, and the inland river corridor, connecting to harbor port, is an important part of port transport system. Shanghai Port, the biggest comprehensive port and container port in China, is a typical hinterland-mode hub port, and its container transport system does a lot to the development of it.

Xu Zhao; Weijun Fei; Weihong Zou

2008-01-01

70

A five port hybrid ring mixer design  

Microsoft Academic Search

The design, construction and measured experimental characteristics of a Ka-band balanced mixer based on microstrip technology, are presented. The mixer was realised using a configuration of a rat-race hybrid with five ports and two GaAs beam lead Schottky diodes. This type of balanced mixer is advantageous because it avoids via holes, airbridges and crossing transmission lines that deteriorate the performance

A. Polydorou; N. Uzunoglu; C. Capsalis; L. Katehi

1995-01-01

71

Detecting and Characterizing Semantic Inconsistencies in Ported Code  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Adding similar features and bug fixes often requires porting program patches from reference implementations and adapting them to target implementations. Porting errors may result from faulty adaptations or inconsistent updates. This paper investigates (I) the types of porting errors found in practice, and (2) how to detect and characterize potential porting errors. Analyzing version histories, we define five categories of porting errors, including incorrect control- and data-flow, code redundancy, inconsistent identifier renamings, etc. Leveraging this categorization, we design a static control- and data-dependence analysis technique, SPA, to detect and characterize porting inconsistencies. Our evaluation on code from four open-source projects shows thai SPA can dell-oct porting inconsistencies with 65% to 73% precision and 90% recall, and identify inconsistency types with 58% to 63% precision and 92% to 100% recall. In a comparison with two existing error detection tools, SPA improves precision by 14 to 17 percentage points

Ray, Baishakhi; Kim, Miryung; Person, Suzette J.; Rungta, Neha

2013-01-01

72

Scavenging a Piston-ported Two-stroke Cylinder  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An investigation was made with a specially designed engine to determine the scavenging characteristics of a large number of inlet-port shapes and arrangements and the optimum port arrangement and timing for this particular type of engine. A special cylinder construction permitted wide variations in timing for this particular type of engine. A special cylinder construction permitted wide variations in timing as well as in shape and arrangement of both the inlet and exhaust ports. The study of the effect of port shape combinations and timings on engine performance was made using illuminating gas as a fuel. Through variations in inlet-port arrangement and port timings, the value of the scavenging efficiency was increased from an original 44 percent to approximately 67 percent with a corresponding increase in power. With the optimum port arrangement and timing determined, a large number of performance runs were made under both spark-ignition and compression-ignition operation.

Rogowski, A R; Bouchard, C L

1938-01-01

73

Adjuvant Bidirectional Chemotherapy Using an Intraperitoneal Port  

PubMed Central

Cytoreductive surgery (CRS) and hyperthermic intraperitoneal chemotherapy (HIPEC) have been established as treatment options for patients with peritoneal metastases or peritoneal mesothelioma. However, this novel treatment strategy remains associated with a large percentage of local-regional treatment failures. These treatment failures are attributed to the inadequacy of HIPEC to maintain a surgical complete response. Management strategies to supplement CRS and HIPEC are indicated. A simplified approach to the intraoperative placement of an intraperitoneal port for adjuvant bidirectional chemotherapy (ABC) was devised. Four different chemotherapy treatment plans were utilized depending upon the primary site of the malignancy. Thirty-one consecutive patients with an intraoperative placement of the intraperitoneal port were available for study. The incidence of adverse events that caused an early discontinuation of the bidirectional chemotherapy occurred in 75% of the 8 patients who had an incomplete cytoreduction and in 0% of patients who had a complete cytoreduction. All of the patients who had complete cytoreduction completed at least 5 of the scheduled 6 bidirectional chemotherapy treatments. Adjuvant bidirectional chemotherapy is possible following a major cytoreductive surgical procedure using a simplified method of intraoperative intraperitoneal port placement.

Sugarbaker, Paul H.; Bijelic, Lana

2012-01-01

74

19 CFR 4.83 - Trade between United States ports on the Great Lakes and other ports of the United States.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...United States ports on the Great Lakes and other ports of the United...United States ports on the Great Lakes and other ports of the United...the United States on the Great Lakes to or from any other port of...States via the St. Lawrence River is intended to touch...

2013-04-01

75

An integrated port camera and display system for laparoscopy.  

PubMed

In this paper, we built and tested the port camera, a novel, inexpensive, portable, and battery-powered laparoscopic tool that integrates the components of a vision system with a cannula port. This new device 1) minimizes the invasiveness of laparoscopic surgery by combining a camera port and tool port; 2) reduces the cost of laparoscopic vision systems by integrating an inexpensive CMOS sensor and LED light source; and 3) enhances laparoscopic surgical procedures by mechanically coupling the camera, tool port, and liquid crystal display (LCD) screen to provide an on-patient visual display. The port camera video system was compared to two laparoscopic video systems: a standard resolution unit from Karl Storz (model 22220130) and a high definition unit from Stryker (model 1188HD). Brightness, contrast, hue, colorfulness, and sharpness were compared. The port camera video is superior to the Storz scope and approximately equivalent to the Stryker scope. An ex vivo study was conducted to measure the operative performance of the port camera. The results suggest that simulated tissue identification and biopsy acquisition with the port camera is as efficient as with a traditional laparoscopic system. The port camera was successfully used by a laparoscopic surgeon for exploratory surgery and liver biopsy during a porcine surgery, demonstrating initial surgical feasibility. PMID:20142162

Terry, Benjamin S; Ruppert, Austin D; Steinhaus, Kristen R; Schoen, Jonathan A; Rentschler, Mark E

2010-05-01

76

The Learning Curve With Single-Port Cholecystectomy  

PubMed Central

Objectives: Single-port surgery is a rapidly advancing technique in laparoscopic surgery. Currently, there is limited evidence on the learning curve and practicality of performing single-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy. Methods: Single-port cholecystectomy was performed on 20 consecutive patients for biliary dyskinesia, symptomatic cholelithiasis, or acute cholecystitis. The Tri-Port was placed in the umbilicus, and a combination of straight and articulating instruments were utilized. Patient characteristics and outcomes were reviewed, and a comparison was made with the prior 20 consecutive laparoscopic cholecystectomies performed using the 3-port technique. Results: Characteristics were similar in both groups. The 3-port cholecystectomy had a mean time of 65.7 minutes, and patients had an average body mass index of 28.16. The first single-port cholecystectomy took 160 minutes with sequential improvement to the sixth case of 66 minutes with a mean of 68.2 minutes for the last 15 single-port cases. The average patient body mass index was 30.24. No major complications occurred. Conclusion: The largest series to date of single-port cholecystectomy for multiple degrees of biliary disease is presented. This study validates that this technique can be applied effectively and performed in comparable operative times to traditional 3-port cholecystectomy with a learning curve of approximately 5 cases.

Kravetz, Amanda J.; Iddings, Douglas; Basson, Marc D.

2009-01-01

77

Vapor port and groundwater sampling well  

DOEpatents

A method and apparatus has been developed for combining groundwater monitoring wells with unsaturated-zone vapor sampling ports. The apparatus allows concurrent monitoring of both the unsaturated and the saturated zone from the same well at contaminated areas. The innovative well design allows for concurrent sampling of groundwater and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the vadose (unsaturated) zone from a single well, saving considerable time and money. The sample tubes are banded to the outer well casing during installation of the well casing.

Hubbell, Joel M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Wylie, Allan H. (Idaho Falls, ID)

1996-01-01

78

Vapor port and groundwater sampling well  

DOEpatents

A method and apparatus have been developed for combining groundwater monitoring wells with unsaturated-zone vapor sampling ports. The apparatus allows concurrent monitoring of both the unsaturated and the saturated zone from the same well at contaminated areas. The innovative well design allows for concurrent sampling of groundwater and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in the vadose (unsaturated) zone from a single well, saving considerable time and money. The sample tubes are banded to the outer well casing during installation of the well casing. 10 figs.

Hubbell, J.M.; Wylie, A.H.

1996-01-09

79

Compressor ported shroud for foil bearing cooling  

DOEpatents

A compressor ported shroud takes compressed air from the shroud of the compressor before it is completely compressed and delivers it to foil bearings. The compressed air has a lower pressure and temperature than compressed outlet air. The lower temperature of the air means that less air needs to be bled off from the compressor to cool the foil bearings. This increases the overall system efficiency due to the reduced mass flow requirements of the lower temperature air. By taking the air at a lower pressure, less work is lost compressing the bearing cooling air.

Elpern, David G. (Los Angeles, CA); McCabe, Niall (Torrance, CA); Gee, Mark (South Pasadena, CA)

2011-08-02

80

Device having two optical ports for switching applications  

DOEpatents

A two-sided light-activatable semiconductor switch device having an optical port on each side thereof. The semiconductor device may be a p-i-n diode or of bulk intrinsic material. A two ported p-i-n diode, reverse-biased to "off" by a 1.3 kV dc power supply, conducted 192 A when activated by two 1 kW laser diode arrays, one for each optical port.

Rosen, Ayre (Cherry Hill, NJ); Stabile, Paul J. (Langehorne, PA)

1991-09-24

81

Case Report of Phototherapy for a Clinical Port Wine Lesion  

Microsoft Academic Search

.   Port wine lesions have been a difficult problem for plastic surgeons to treat effectively. This article will offer a new\\u000a way to treat the port wine lesion with intense pulse light, and will give an example of a very difficult port wine lesion\\u000a and the results that this particular method can achieve. A 39-year-old, with a lesion along the

Dinakar Golla; Guy M. Stofman

2002-01-01

82

19 CFR 101.3 - Customs service ports and ports of entry.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...territory described in CBP Dec. 04-24. Davenport, IA-Moline and Rock Island, IL ...Consolidated port, T.D. 84-91. Iowa Davenport,IA-Moline and Rock Island, IL ...Islands, U.S. Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas Christiansted, St. Croix...

2010-04-01

83

Quad-Port Transceivers For A Dual-CRR LAN  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Quad-port fiber-optic transceivers demonstrated successfully as physical-layer interface units in WhisperNet - local-area network (LAN) of computers and other devices in communication with each other. Each node of Dual-CRR LAN contains quad-port transceiver serving four pairs of optical fibers. Quad-port transceiver consists of two dual-port transceivers and ancillary equipment in compact package. Transceiver serves as interface between optical fibers and external computing devices. Because of high reliability, availability and "fail-soft" nature, network well suited to military and critical commercial applications.

Wiencko, Joseph A., Jr.; Mangus, Gary R.

1991-01-01

84

[Port-site metastasis after retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy for endometrial adenocarcinoma].  

PubMed

Port-site metastasis is a rare but serious complication of laparoscopic surgery. The etiologies are poorly identified and multiple. We report the case of port-site metastasis after laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy for endometrial adenocarcinoma. In the literature, three cases of port-site metastasis after laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy are reported: two cases concerning cervical cancer and one case concerning a kidney cancer. To our knowledge, this is the only case about port site metastasis after laparoscopic retroperitoneal lymphadenectomy for endometrial adenocarcinoma. PMID:22512946

Couteau, C; Lazard, A; Marcelli, M; Estrade, J-P; Agostini, A; Cravello, L; Blanc, B; Gamerre, M

2014-02-01

85

Robotic cholecystectomy with new port sites  

PubMed Central

AIM: To introduce robotic cholecystectomy (RC) using new port sites on the low abdominal area. METHODS: From June 2010 to June 2011, a total of 178 RCs were performed at Ajou University Medical Center. We prospectively collected the set-up time (working time and docking time) and console time in all robotic procedures. RESULTS: Eighty-three patients were male and 95 female; the age ranged from 18 to 72 years of age (mean 54.6 ± 15.0 years). All robotic procedures were successfully completed. The mean operation time was 52.4 ± 17.1 min. The set-up time and console time were 11.9 ± 5.4 min (5-43 min) and 15.1 ± 8.0 min (4-50 min), respectively. The conversion rate to laparoscopic or open procedures was zero. The complication rate was 0.6% (n = 1, bleeding). There was no bile duct injury or mortality. The mean hospital stay was 1.4 ± 1.1 d. There was a significant correlation between the console time and white blood cell count (r = 0.033, P = 0.015). In addition, the higher the white blood cell count (more than 10000), the longer the console time. CONCLUSION: Robotic cholecystectomy using new port sites on the low abdominal area can be safely and efficiently performed, with sufficient patient satisfaction.

Kim, Ji Hun; Baek, Nam Hyun; Li, Guangyl; Choi, Seung Hui; Jeong, In Ho; Hwang, Jae Chul; Kim, Jin Hong; Yoo, Byung Moo; Kim, Wook Hwan

2013-01-01

86

Climate variability and Port wine quality  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent warming trends for Portugal have been found to be steepest in winter and spring and more pronounced for minimum than for maximum values of temperature (Miranda et al, 2002). These trends and associated changes in temperature and precipitation regimes may exert strong influences on agriculture systems. For instance, high values of the North Atlantic Oscillation (NAO) index have been shown to significantly reduce precipitation over Iberia and therefore induce low yield wheat crops in Portugal (Gouveia and Trigo, 2006). Port wine is produced from grapes grown in selected areas of the Douro valley, the so-called Região Demarcada do Douro, the first wine-producing region of the world (dating from 1758). A vintage wine is made from grapes that were grown and harvested in a single specified year and is classified as such because of the above average quality, a status that is attributed by Port houses in their best years. The Douro region presents distinctive climatic, topographic and soil characteristics. While the latest factors are fixed in time, the former may considerably change from year to year, exposing the Port wine productions to a large risk associated to interannual and intra-seasonal climatic variations. It is therefore to be expected that high quality wines are generally associated to optimum climatic conditions. In this work we have performed an analysis of the distinct behaviour of several meteorological fields in vintage versus non-vintage years. The relative importance of maximum and minimum temperature, precipitation and frost days is assessed for each individual month of the vegetative cycle and their importance to a high quality wine year is evaluated. Composites of 500 hPa geopotential height and sea level pressure fields over the Euro Atlantic region are also compared for vintage and non-vintage years. Results reveal a strong dependence of vintage production on maximum temperature and precipitation during spring and summer (the growing season), suggesting that this type of analysis may be used in developing a tool that may help anticipating a vintage year, based on already available seasonal climate outlooks. Célia Gouveia and Ricardo M. Trigo. "Influence of climate variability on wheat production in Portugal". GeoENV2006- 6th International Conference on Geostatistics for Environmental Applications, Rhodes, October, 25-27, 2006 Miranda, P.M.A., F. Coelho, A. R. Tomé, M. A Valente., A. Carvalho, C. Pires, H. O. Pires, V. C. Cabrinha and C. Ramalho (2002) "20th Century Portuguese Climate and Climate Scenarios", in Santos, F.D., K Forbes and R. Moita (eds) Climate Change in Portugal: Scenarios, Impacts and Adptation Measures", 27-83. Gradiva

Gouveia, Celia; Liberato, Margarida L. R.; Trigo, Ricardo M.; Dacamara, Carlos

2010-05-01

87

Forecast method and application of an Inland Port Logistics Park  

Microsoft Academic Search

As a new field of study, Inland Port Logistics Park research work is in the initial stage in China. Holding the inadequate and imperfect history data, the forecasting of logistics quantity will be confronted with many difficulties. On the practical conditions of Inland Port Logistics Park in China, how to find out a predicting approach of high accuracy has the

Shen Wei; Shi Minghui; Xu Qianjun; He Yunfei; Huang Qingqing; Zhong Shengwen

2010-01-01

88

33 CFR 165.1703 - Ammunition Island, Port Valdez, Alaska.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 false Ammunition Island, Port Valdez, Alaska. 165.1703 Section 165...165.1703 Ammunition Island, Port Valdez, Alaska. (a) Location. The waters...Local Notice to Mariners and in the Local Valdez news-paper, prior to the vessel...

2009-07-01

89

33 CFR 165.1703 - Ammunition Island, Port Valdez, Alaska.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Ammunition Island, Port Valdez, Alaska. 165.1703 Section 165...165.1703 Ammunition Island, Port Valdez, Alaska. (a) Location. The waters...Local Notice to Mariners and in the Local Valdez news-paper, prior to the vessel...

2010-07-01

90

Marine Traffic Data for the Port of Boston.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Data was recorded on marine traffic in the Port of Boston and on VHF-FM marine communications channel usage in the Port of Boston during the period 13 to 20 September 1976. The marine traffic data was recorded by means of time lapse photography of the dis...

J. A. McIntosh J. J. Cherny D. E. Watson R. A. Silva

1977-01-01

91

LaPorte County Health Facilities and Services Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A survey of health facilities and services in LaPorte County, Indiana is presented by the Northwest Indiana Comprehensive Health Planning Council. LaPorte County contains a mixture of rural and urban populations, a large portion of which relies on industr...

P. W. Teitelman

1975-01-01

92

The Six-Port Reflectometer: An Alternative Network Analyzer  

Microsoft Academic Search

Although the six-port measurement technique is rapidly gaining the attention of the microwave community, the theoretical development, to date, yields but limited practical insight into its operation. Following a brief review of the prior art, such that the six-port techniques may be placed in proper perspective, this paper presents an alternative introduction leading to much better insight, and to design

G. F. Engen

1977-01-01

93

46 CFR 42.15-70 - Freeing ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false Freeing ports. 42.15-70 Section 42.15-70 Shipping COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND...SEA Conditions of Assignment of Freeboard § 42.15-70 Freeing ports. (a) Where...

2013-10-01

94

75. MISSISSIPPI, MONROE COUNTY, ARMORY COTTON GIN PORT BRIDGE Dirt ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

75. MISSISSIPPI, MONROE COUNTY, ARMORY COTTON GIN PORT BRIDGE Dirt road SW from Amory to River Cotton Gin Port road bridge. Copy of photo taken in 1932 by Jack Donnell, Columbus Mississippi. Sarcone Photography, Columbus, MS., Sept. 1978 - Bridges of the Upper Tombigbee River Valley, Columbus, Lowndes County, MS

95

Colorimetry in Port wines \\/ Colorimetría de vinos de Oporto  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper sets out to establish a methodology for measuring the colour of Port wines that complies with both the EU Regulation and the Office Internationale de la Vigne et du Vin (OIV) guidelines using the simplest possible approach. Fifty six Port wines of various types have been utilized, namely Brancos, Aloirados, Tintos and Retintos. In order to determine the

J. F. Echavarri; F. Ayala; A. R. Figueira; A. I. Negueruela

1996-01-01

96

Consistency of dynamic site response at Port Island  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY System identication (SI) methods are used to determine empirical Green's functions (EGF) for soil intervals at the Port Island Site in Kobe, Japan and in shake table model tests performed by the Port and Harbor Research Institute (PHRI) to emulate the site during the 17 January 1995 Hyogo-ken Nanbu earthquake. The model form for the EGFs is a parametric

Laurie G. Baise; Steven D. Glaser; Takahiro Sugano

2001-01-01

97

Accessing implanted ports: still a source of controversy.  

PubMed

In delivering safe care to their patients, oncology nurses should be familiar with the proper use and maintenance of implanted ports. Yet, despite the ubiquitous presence of implanted ports, accessing techniques and patency maintenance remain controversial. Additional research is needed to establish practices based on evidence. PMID:21624868

Eisenberg, Seth

2011-06-01

98

33 CFR 165.1703 - Ammunition Island, Port Valdez, Alaska.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-07-01 false Ammunition Island, Port Valdez, Alaska. 165.1703...Guard District § 165.1703 Ammunition Island, Port Valdez, Alaska. (a) Location...within a radius of 1330 yards of Ammunition Island, centered on latitude 61°07â²28â³...

2013-07-01

99

45 CFR 670.34 - Entry and exit ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...United States § 670.34 Entry and exit ports. (a) Any native mammal, native bird, or native plants taken within Antarctica that are imported into or exported from the United States must enter or leave the United States at ports designated by...

2013-10-01

100

Severe Weather Guide, Mediterranean Ports. 17. Palma, Mallorca.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This handbook for the port of Palma, Mallorca, one in a series of severe weather guides for Mediterranean ports, provides decision-making guidance for ship captains whose vessels are threatened by actual or forecast strong winds, high seas, restricted vis...

R. D. Gilmore R. E. Englebretson

1988-01-01

101

Severe Weather Guide, Mediterranean Ports. 19. Pollensa Bay.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This handbook for the port of Pollensa Bay, one in a series of severe weather guides for Mediterranean ports, provides decision-making guidance for ship captains whose vessels are threatened by actual or forecast strong winds, high seas, restricted visibi...

R. D. Gilmore R. E. Englebretson

1988-01-01

102

45 CFR 670.34 - Entry and exit ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

(a) Any native mammal, native bird, or native plants taken within Antarctica that are imported into or exported from the United States must enter or leave the United States at ports designated by the Secretary of Interior in 50 CFR part 14. The ports currently designated...

2009-10-01

103

Streaming ports: ARINC 653 API extension for reliable data transport  

Microsoft Academic Search

This document proposes the Streaming Port API, intended as an extension to the ARINC 653 inter-partition communications API. The ARINC 653 specification defines an inter-partition communications API consisting of Queuing and Sampling Port interfaces. While these interfaces work well for transmission \\/ reception of small periodic blocks of data, they do not facilitate transfer of large blocks of data, such

T. J. Wilson

2010-01-01

104

45 CFR 670.34 - Entry and exit ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...United States § 670.34 Entry and exit ports. (a) Any native mammal, native bird, or native plants taken within Antarctica that are imported into or exported from the United States must enter or leave the United States at ports designated by...

2011-10-01

105

45 CFR 670.34 - Entry and exit ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...United States § 670.34 Entry and exit ports. (a) Any native mammal, native bird, or native plants taken within Antarctica that are imported into or exported from the United States must enter or leave the United States at ports designated by...

2012-10-01

106

45 CFR 670.34 - Entry and exit ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...United States § 670.34 Entry and exit ports. (a) Any native mammal, native bird, or native plants taken within Antarctica that are imported into or exported from the United States must enter or leave the United States at ports designated by...

2010-10-01

107

Landslide at the Port of Nice on October 16, 1979.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

On the afternoon of October 16, 1979 a major slide occurred in the fill which had been placed to construct the new port at Nice. The early interpretation of the associated events led to the conclusion that the slide in the port fill had triggered a massiv...

F. Blondeau F. Schlosser H. B. Seed I. Juran R. B. Seed

1988-01-01

108

Reducing register ports for higher speed and lower energy  

Microsoft Academic Search

The key issues for register file design in high-performance processors are access time and energy. While previous work has focused on reducing the number of registers, we propose to reduce the number of register ports through two proposals, one for reads and the other for writes. For reads, we propose bypass hint to reduce register port requirements by avoiding unnecessary

M. D. Powell; T. N. Vijaykumar

2002-01-01

109

Ports of Entry as Nodes in the World System  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ports of entry are viewed as nodes in the world system where people and commodities step up and down in value as they move across borders. To understand how this happens, this article examines, in an ethnographic fashion, the interplay of inspectors and crossing populations in United States land ports with Mexico. It focuses on the categorization of commodities as

Josiah Heyman

2004-01-01

110

19 CFR 151.74 - Retest at port director's request.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...EXAMINATION, SAMPLING, AND TESTING OF MERCHANDISE Wool and Hair § 151.74 Retest at port director's request. If...to have another test made upon a suitable sample of the wool or hair at the expense of the Government. When the port director is...

2013-04-01

111

Eficiency of Infrastructure: The Case of Container Ports  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper gauges efficiency in container ports. Using non-parametric methods, we estimate efficiency frontiers based on information from 86 ports across the world. Three attractive features of the method are: 1) it is based on an aggregated measure of efficiency despite the existence of multiple inputs; 2) it does not assume particular input-output functional relationships; and 3) it does not

Santiago Herrera; Gaobo Pang

2008-01-01

112

Hydrogen fuel cells could power ships at port  

ScienceCinema

Sandia National Laboratories researcher Joe Pratt conducted a study on the use of hydrogen fuel cells to power docked ships at major ports. He found the potential environmental and cost benefits to be substantial. Here, he discusses the study and explains how hydrogen fuel cells can provide efficient, pollution-free energy to ships at port.

Pratt, Joe

2013-11-22

113

A Retrospective Study of Two-port Appendectomy and its Comparison with Open Appendectomy and Three-port Appendectomy  

PubMed Central

Background/Aims: To establish the efficacy of two-port appendectomy as an alternative to standard laparoscopic and open appendectomy in the management of acute appendicitis. Materials and Methods: Of the 151 patients included in the study, 47 patients were in the open group, 61 in two-port and 43 patients were included in the three-port group. Only patients with uncomplicated acute appendicitis were included in the study. Patients with complicated appendicitis like perforated appendix, appendicular lump and appendicular abscess were excluded from the study. Patients converted to open procedure after initial diagnosis and patients with other pathology in addition to appendicitis were also excluded. Patients with recurrent appendicitis and chronic appendicitis were excluded. The total number of excluded cases was 50. Data were compared with cases of open and three-port appendectomy. Results: The mean operative time was 43.94, 35.74, and 59.65 min (SD: 18.91, 11.06, 19.29) for open, two-port, and three-port appendectomy groups respectively. Mean length of stay in days was 3.02, 1.93, and 2.26 (SD: 1.27, 1.04,1.09) for open, two-port, and three-port appendectomy groups respectively. Surgical site infection was significantly lower (P = 0.03) in laparoscopy group as compared to that in open appendectomy group. Seven patients (4.63%) developed surgical site infection, 5 (10.63%) in the open and 2 (1.92%) in the laparoscopy group. Surgical site infection was 1.63% and 2.32% in two-port and three-port appendectomy groups respectively. Conclusions: For uncomplicated appendicitis, the two-port appendectomy technique significantly reduces operative time as well as length of hospital stay. It also reduces surgical site infection as compared to open appendectomy group.

Yagnik, Vipul D.; Rathod, Jignesh B.; Phatak, Ajay G.

2010-01-01

114

75 FR 25310 - Port Harbor Railroad, Inc.-Lease and Operation Exemption-Line of Tri-City Regional Port District  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Lease and Operation Exemption--Line of Tri-City Regional Port District Port Harbor Railroad, Inc. (Port...exemption under 49 CFR 1150.31 to lease from Tri- City Regional Port District (Tri-City), and to operate, a 2.97-mile line...

2010-05-07

115

Optimization of wireless power transmission for two port and three port inductive link  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Recent developments have shown that the use of buried electronic devices or body implants has been becoming prevalent. Such low power devices are being powered up through non-contact means utilizing inductive coupling from external powering source. Inductive coupling not only solves the issue of energy availability but helps collecting the sensed data that can be archived or used for subsequent monitoring purposes. This paper analyses the performance of two-port and three-port inductive links in terms of power sent, power received and power transfer efficiency. All the above mentioned parameters have been plotted using analytical approach and obtaining simulation where required. The effect of mutual coupling has been studied in detail for both systems and demonstrated by plotting the power transfer efficiency for different values of the coefficient of coupling (k) using MATLAB. Results show that power transfer efficiency depends highly upon the value of k.

Haider, Samnan; Mansor, Hasmah; Khan, Sheroz; Arshad, Atika; Shobaki, Mohammed M.; Tasnim, Rumana

2013-12-01

116

High Output Port Isolation and Low Intermodulation Distortion Multi-Port-Amplifier  

Microsoft Academic Search

The multi-port-amplifier (MPA) is an innovative on-board power amplifier for multi-beam mobile satellite communications because it enables the efficient use of DC power and the flexible allocation of RF power. It is important for the multi-beam mobile satellite communications system using the MPA to reduce the signal interference in the adjacent beam overlap area and to reduce intermodulation distortion (IMD)

Kazuichi Yamamoto; Masayoshi Tanaka

1992-01-01

117

32 CFR 644.424 - Development of public port or industrial facilities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Development of public port or industrial facilities. (a) Authority...development of public port or industrial facilities. (b) Limitation...development of public port or industrial facilities on land within...interfere with the operation and maintenance of the project;...

2013-07-01

118

46 CFR 45.123 - Freeing port area: Changes for bulwark height.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Freeing port area: Changes for bulwark height. 45.123 Section 45.123 Shipping...Freeing port area: Changes for bulwark height. (a) For the purposes of freeing port area only, bulwark height is considered standard at 24 in...

2013-10-01

119

75 FR 20523 - Regulated Navigation Areas; Port of Portland Terminal 4, Willamette River, Portland, OR  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...USCG-2009-0370] RIN 1625-AA11 Regulated Navigation Areas; Port of Portland Terminal 4...Guard is establishing two Regulated Navigation Areas (RNA) at the Port of Portland...rulemaking (NPRM) entitled ``Regulated Navigation Areas; Port of Portland Terminal...

2010-04-20

120

75 FR 56469 - Safety Zone; Ohio River, Wheeling, WV, Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Foundation Fireworks...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Foundation Fireworks Display AGENCY: Coast Guard...the Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Foundation fireworks display. Entry into the safety...the Wheeling Heritage Port Sternwheel Foundation fireworks display that will occur...

2010-09-16

121

33 CFR 165.765 - Regulated Navigation Area; Port Everglades Harbor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Navigation Area; Port Everglades Harbor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 165.765 Section...Navigation Area; Port Everglades Harbor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (a) Location...following area in Port Everglades harbor is a...

2009-07-01

122

33 CFR 165.765 - Regulated Navigation Area; Port Everglades Harbor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Navigation Area; Port Everglades Harbor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. 165.765 Section...Navigation Area; Port Everglades Harbor, Fort Lauderdale, Florida. (a) Location...following area in Port Everglades harbor is a...

2010-07-01

123

21 CFR 880.5965 - Subcutaneous, implanted, intravascular infusion port and catheter.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Subcutaneous, implanted, intravascular infusion port and catheter. 880.5965 Section...Subcutaneous, implanted, intravascular infusion port and catheter. (a) Identification...subcutaneous, implanted, intravascular infusion port and catheter is a device...

2009-04-01

124

21 CFR 880.5965 - Subcutaneous, implanted, intravascular infusion port and catheter.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Subcutaneous, implanted, intravascular infusion port and catheter. 880.5965 Section...Subcutaneous, implanted, intravascular infusion port and catheter. (a) Identification...subcutaneous, implanted, intravascular infusion port and catheter is a device...

2010-04-01

125

76 FR 27287 - Port Access Route Study: In the Bering Strait; Extension of Comment Period  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Port Access Route Study: In the Bering Strait; Extension of Comment Period...Port Access Route Study: In the Bering Strait. In this action, USCG is providing...Port Access Route Study: In the Bering Strait. DATES: Comments and...

2011-05-11

126

75 FR 6096 - Security Zone; Escorted Vessels, Charleston, SC, Captain of the Port Zone  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...165 Security Zone; Escorted Vessels, Charleston, SC, Captain of the Port Zone CFR...769 Security Zone; Escorted Vessels, Charleston, South Carolina, Captain of the Port...section: COTP means Captain of the Port Charleston, SC. Designated representatives...

2010-02-08

127

33 CFR 165.910 - Security Zones; Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Security Zones; Captain of the Port Lake Michigan. 165.910 Section 165...Security Zones; Captain of the Port Lake Michigan. (a) Security zones...Regulations. The Captain of the Port Lake Michigan will normally permit...

2011-07-01

128

48 CFR 47.303-12 - Ex dock, pier, or warehouse, port of importation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Ex dock, pier, or warehouse, port of importation. ...ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACT MANAGEMENT TRANSPORTATION Transportation...303-12 Ex dock, pier, or warehouse, port of importation. ...term. Ex dock, pier, or warehouse, port of importation...

2010-10-01

129

48 CFR 47.303-12 - Ex dock, pier, or warehouse, port of importation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false Ex dock, pier, or warehouse, port of importation. ...ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACT MANAGEMENT TRANSPORTATION Transportation...303-12 Ex dock, pier, or warehouse, port of importation. ...term. Ex dock, pier, or warehouse, port of importation...

2013-10-01

130

48 CFR 47.303-12 - Ex dock, pier, or warehouse, port of importation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Ex dock, pier, or warehouse, port of importation. ...ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACT MANAGEMENT TRANSPORTATION Transportation...303-12 Ex dock, pier, or warehouse, port of importation. ...term. Ex dock, pier, or warehouse, port of importation...

2009-10-01

131

75 FR 34929 - Safety Zones: Neptune Deep Water Port, Atlantic Ocean, Boston, MA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Zones: Neptune Deep Water Port, Atlantic Ocean, Boston, MA AGENCY: Coast Guard...Deepwater Port located in the Atlantic Ocean off of Boston, Massachusetts...titled: Neptune Deep Water Port, Atlantic Ocean, Boston, MA; Final Rule...

2010-06-21

132

Transumbilical single port laparoscopic appendectomy using basic equipment: a comparison with the three ports method  

PubMed Central

Purpose Single port laparoscopic surgery is a rapidly evolving laparoscopic surgical approach. We report a comparison of transumbilical single port laparoscopic appendectomy (TUSPLA) and conventional laparoscopic appendectomy (CLA) in a Korean military hospital. Methods This single-center retrospective study of 63 patients who received laparoscopic appendectomy was conducted between May 2011 and October 2011. Nineteen patients received TUSPLA and 44 patients received CLA. Clinical outcomes such as operation time, hospital stay, postoperative pain, diet, and postoperative complication were reviewed. Results There were no statistically significant differences between TUSPLA and CLA patients, respectively, in operation time (58.9 minutes vs. 52.3 minutes, P = 0.262), duration of hospitalization (10.2 days vs. 10.6 days, P = 0.782), mean visual analogue scale score (2.6 vs. 2.5, P = 0.894), and return to diet (1.6 days vs. 1.7 days, P = 0.776). There were two cases (10.5%) of short-term complications in the TUSPLA group and four cases (9.1%) of short-term complications in the CLA group. All patients were fully recovered at discharge. Conclusion TUSPLA is a feasible alternative for CLA. When a glove port is used, no special instruments are needed. Thus, it can be performed in a hospital equipped with basic laparoscopic surgical instruments.

Lee, Jun Suh; Choi, Young Il; Lim, Sung Ho

2012-01-01

133

Self port scanning tool : providing a more secure computing Environment through the use of proactive port scanning  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Secure computing is a necessity in the hostile environment that the internet has become. Protection from nefarious individuals and organizations requires a solution that is more a methodology than a one time fix. One aspect of this methodology is having the knowledge of which network ports a computer has open to the world, These network ports are essentially the doorways from the internet into the computer. An assessment method which uses the nmap software to scan ports has been developed to aid System Administrators (SAs) with analysis of open ports on their system(s). Additionally, baselines for several operating systems have been developed so that SAs can compare their open ports to a baseline for a given operating system. Further, the tool is deployed on a website where SAs and Users can request a port scan of their computer. The results are then emailed to the requestor. This tool aids Users, SAs, and security professionals by providing an overall picture of what services are running, what ports are open, potential trojan programs or backdoors, and what ports can be closed.

Kocher, Joshua E; Gilliam, David P.

2005-01-01

134

44 CFR 402.4 - Calls at restricted ports en route to an unrestricted port with restricted cargo.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...at any port or other place in Communist China.) For example, an American flag ship...restricted ports (except one in Communist China), even though it has on board the following...commodity of any kind destined for Communist China (the transportation and discharge of...

2013-10-01

135

Robotic single-port transumbilical total hysterectomy: a pilot study  

PubMed Central

Objective To evaluate the feasibility of robotic single-port transumbilical total hysterectomy using a home-made surgical glove port system. Methods We retrospectively reviewed the medical records of patients who underwent robotic single-port transumbilical total hysterectomy between January 2010 and July 2010. All surgical procedures were performed through a single 3-4-cm umbilical incision, with a multi-channel system consisting of a wound retractor, a surgical glove, and two 10/12-mm and two 8 mm trocars. Results Seven patients were treated with robotic single-port transumbilical total hysterectomy. Procedures included total hysterectomy due to benign gynecological disease (n=5), extra-fascial hysterectomy due to carcinoma in situ of the cervix (n=1), and radical hysterectomy due to cervical cancer IB1 (n=1). The median total operative time was 109 minutes (range, 105 to 311 minutes), the median blood loss was 100 mL (range, 10 to 750 mL), and the median weight of the resected uteri was 200 g (range, 40 to 310 g). One benign case was converted to 3-port robotic surgery due to severe pelvic adhesions, and no post-operative complications occurred. Conclusion Robotic single-port transumbilical total hysterectomy is technically feasible in selected patients with gynecological disease. Robotics may enhance surgical skills during single-port transumbilical hysterectomy, especially in patients with gynecologic cancers.

Nam, Eun Ji; Kim, Sang Wun; Lee, Maria; Yim, Ga Won; Paek, Ji Heum; Lee, San Hui; Kim, Sunghoon; Kim, Jae Hoon; Kim, Jae Wook

2011-01-01

136

Treatment of port-wine stains: analysis  

SciTech Connect

Port-wine stains (PWS) are bluish red skin stains that are caused by enlarged, ectatic blood vessels in the dermis. Laser treatment of PWS is analyzed from computation of the spatial distribution of heat production by direct absorption of the laser light and subsequent heat conduction. The absorption and scattering caused by oxyhemoglobin, epidermis, and dermis as a function of wavelength are utilized in this analysis. Ideal treatment is defined as coagulating the ectatic blood vessels without irreversible damage to the epidermis and dermis. The analysis shows that a millisecond pulsed, yellow dye laser at 577 nm (one of the large absorption bands in blood) is the laser of choice to treat PWS, offering as close to the ''ideal treatment'' as possible. The blue-green argon laser, which is currently the most frequently used laser for this purpose, is strongly recommended with irradiation times in milliseconds. Other lasers that are in clinical use, such as the red ruby and near-infrared Nd-YAG lasers, can provide selective treatment only when the epidermis is cooled concurrently. The CO/sub 2/ laser, on the other hand, can coagulate the blood vessels only through heat conduction from the hot epidermis; hence, it has neither the treatment selectivity nor any other physical option to force this selectivity.

van Gemert, M.J.; Welch, A.J.

1987-08-01

137

Endeavor Approaches Docking Port of ISS  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Pictured here is the forward docking port on the International Space Station's (ISS) Destiny Laboratory as seen by one of the STS-111 crewmembers from the Space Shuttle Orbiter Endeavour just prior to docking. In June 2002, STS-111 provided the Space Station with a new crew, Expedition Five, replacing Expedition Four after remaining a record-setting 196 days in space. Three spacewalks enabled the STS-111 crew to accomplish additional mission objectives: the delivery and installation of a new platform for the ISS robotic arm, the Mobile Base System (MBS) which is an important part of the Station's Mobile Servicing System allowing the robotic arm to travel the length of the Station; the replacement of a wrist roll joint on the Station's robotic arm; and unloading supplies and science experiments form the Leonardo Multi-Purpose Logistics Module, which made its third trip to the orbital outpost. The STS-111 mission, the 14th Shuttle mission to visit the ISS, was launched on June 5, 2002 and landed June 19, 2002.

2002-01-01

138

Single port laparoscopic appendectomy in children using glove port and conventional rigid instruments  

PubMed Central

Purpose To further improve the advantages of minimally invasive surgery, single port laparoscopic techniques continue to be developed. We report our initial experience with single port laparoscopic appendectomy (SPLA) in children and compare its outcomes to those of conventional laparoscopic appendectomy (CLA). Methods Clinical data were prospectively collected for SPLA cases performed at Chung-Ang University Hospital by a single surgeon between March 2011 and December 2011, including operative time, perioperative complications, conversion rate, and length of hospital stay. Each case of SPLA was performed using conventional laparoscopic instruments through Glove port placed into the single umbilical incision. To compare outcomes, a retrospective review was performed for those patients who underwent CLA between March 2010 and December 2010. Results Thirty-one patients underwent SPLA and 114 patients underwent CLA. Mean age (10.5 years vs. 11.1 years, P = 0.43), weight (48.2 kg vs. 42.9 kg, P = 0.27), and operation time (41.8 minutes vs. 37.9 minutes, P = 0.190) were comparable between both groups. Mean hospital stay was longer for CLA group (2.6 days vs. 3.7 days, P = 0.013). There was no conversion to conventional laparoscopic surgery in SPLA group. In CLA group, there were nine complications (7.9%) with 3 cases of postoperative ileuses and 6 cases wound problems. There was one complication (3.2%) of umbilical surgical site infection in SPLA group (P = 0.325). Conclusion The results of this study demonstrated that SPLA using conventional laparoscopic instruments is technically feasible and safe in children. SPLA using conventional laparoscopic instruments might be popularized by eliminating the need for specially designed instruments.

Choi, Yoo Shin; Kim, Beom Gyu; Cha, Seong-Jae; Park, Joong-Min; Chang, In Taik

2014-01-01

139

129. FULL AERIAL VIEW SHOWING FORWARD PORT QUARTER, ENTERING PEARL ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

129. FULL AERIAL VIEW SHOWING FORWARD PORT QUARTER, ENTERING PEARL HARBOR AFTER APOLLO 11 RECOVERY. 26 JULY 1969. (NATIONAL ARCHIVES NO. 428-KN-18090) - U.S.S. HORNET, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Sinclair Inlet, Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA

140

3. VIEW NORTHEAST OF PORT BOW OF JFK IN DRYDOCK ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

3. VIEW NORTHEAST OF PORT BOW OF JFK IN DRYDOCK NO. 5; PAINTERS WORKING APPLYING ANTI-FOULING PAINT BELOW WATER LINE. - Naval Base Philadelphia-Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, Dry Dock No. 5, League Island, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

141

2020 Plan: Utilizing Ocean Space for Port Development  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper will examine the Port of Los Angeles historical utilization of tidelands property, continuing development pressures for more land and deeper channels and the massive dredge and land reclamation project envisioned in the San Pedro Bay 2020 Plan.

S. Robinson

1987-01-01

142

123. FORWARD PORT VIEW OF THE ISLAND WITH FLIGHT DECK ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

123. FORWARD PORT VIEW OF THE ISLAND WITH FLIGHT DECK GUN MOUNTS, TAKEN FROM FORWARD FLIGHT DECK. APRIL 1945, (NATIONAL ARCHIVES NO. 80-G-469299) - U.S.S. HORNET, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Sinclair Inlet, Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA

143

30. STARBOARD REFUELING STATION STARBOARD LOOKING TO PORT SHOWING ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

30. STARBOARD REFUELING STATION - STARBOARD LOOKING TO PORT SHOWING RIGGING, FUEL RISER, SHUT-OFF VALVE, TEST COCK AND PRESSURE GAUGE. - U.S.S. HORNET, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Sinclair Inlet, Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA

144

13. PORT PROFILE VIEW OF BARN DOOR RUDDER, SCOW SCHOONER ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

13. PORT PROFILE VIEW OF BARN DOOR RUDDER, SCOW SCHOONER ALMA. NOTE RIGGING THAT ALLOWS STEERING WHEEL TO BE RAISED FOR VIEWING OVER HAY STACKS - Scow Schooner ALMA, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA

145

46 CFR 171.118 - Automatic ventilators and side ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...STABILITY SPECIAL RULES PERTAINING TO VESSELS CARRYING PASSENGERS Openings in the Side of a Vessel Below the Bulkhead or Weather Deck § 171.118 Automatic ventilators and side ports. (a) An automatic ventilator must not be fitted in the...

2013-10-01

146

Master Plan for the Development of the Port of Ponce.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Port of Ponce constitutes a key element of the economical infrastructure of the Municipality of Ponce and its region of influence. The objectives of this Master Plan are essentially three: (1) to indicate which developmental measures will assure that ...

1983-01-01

147

82. STARBOARD CATAPULT CENTERLINE LOOKING TO PORT SHOWING ENGINE ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

82. STARBOARD CATAPULT - CENTERLINE LOOKING TO PORT SHOWING ENGINE CYLINDER, CABLE EQUALIZER AND STARBOARD CAT MURAL. - U.S.S. HORNET, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Sinclair Inlet, Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA

148

42. View from forward end of poop deck, port side, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

42. View from forward end of poop deck, port side, looking aft toward poop capstan, booby hatch, and mizzenmast. Photograph by Russell Booth, June 1989. - Ship BALCLUTHA, 2905 Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA

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26. WARDROOM, LOOKING TOWARDS PORT, AT TABLE, WEAPONS CLOSET, AND ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

26. WARDROOM, LOOKING TOWARDS PORT, AT TABLE, WEAPONS CLOSET, AND DESK. - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter WHITE LUPINE, U.S. Coast Guard Station Rockland, east end of Tillson Avenue, Rockland, Knox County, ME

150

22. VIEW LOOKING FORWARD INTO CHAIN LOCKER FROM PORT SIDE ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

22. VIEW LOOKING FORWARD INTO CHAIN LOCKER FROM PORT SIDE ENTRY THROUGH CHAIN LOCKER BULKHEAD. PAWL BITT SHOWN IN FOREGROUND - Pilot Schooner "Alabama", Moored in harbor at Vineyard Haven, Vineyard Haven, Dukes County, MA

151

Biliary Tract Disease: Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT). Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Biliary Tract Disease PORT studied the optimal diagnosis and management of newly diagnosed gallstones. It focused on outcomes for three management strategies--open cholecystectomy, and expectant management--in terms of morbidity and mortality, functio...

J. S. Schwartz

1997-01-01

152

Lower 48's Only Superport: LOOP (Louisiana's Offshore Oil Port).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Historical aspects, constraints, and the operation of Louisiana's Offshore Oil Port (LOOP) are discussed. The facility is described as well as onshore storage and handling facilities and pipelines servicing LOOP. Similarities between LOOP and the Trans Al...

E. B. Brossard

1984-01-01

153

Detail, north end of console and pneumatic tube message port, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Detail, north end of console and pneumatic tube message port, also showing mirror to reflect view of communications switchboard - March Air Force Base, Strategic Air Command, Combat Operations Center, 5220 Riverside Drive, Moreno Valley, Riverside County, CA

154

79. OFFICERS' GALLEY PORT LOOKING STARBOARD SHOWING REACHIN REFRIGERATOR, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

79. OFFICERS' GALLEY - PORT LOOKING STARBOARD SHOWING REACH-IN REFRIGERATOR, GRIDDLES, SERVING LINE, COFFEE MAKER, MILK MACHINE AND COUNTER TOPS. - U.S.S. HORNET, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Sinclair Inlet, Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA

155

55. FLIGHT SUIT MESS (GALLEY) CENTERLINE LOOKING TO PORT ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

55. FLIGHT SUIT MESS (GALLEY) - CENTERLINE LOOKING TO PORT SHOWING REACH-REFRIGERATOR, GRIDDLE, COUNTER TOP, SINK AND DISH HOLDER. - U.S.S. HORNET, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Sinclair Inlet, Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA

156

70. CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS' GALLEY PORT LOOKING TO STARBOARD ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

70. CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS' GALLEY - PORT LOOKING TO STARBOARD SHOWING SERVING LINE, STEAM KETTLES, GRIDDLES, CUTTING TABLE, DISHWASHER, MIXING TABLE AND REACH-IN REFRIGERATOR. - U.S.S. HORNET, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Sinclair Inlet, Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA

157

105. DAMAGE CONTROL CENTRAL STARBOARD LOOKING TO PORT SHOWING ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

105. DAMAGE CONTROL CENTRAL - STARBOARD LOOKING TO PORT SHOWING PLOTTING BOARD, FLOODING & FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS AND DRAGE GAUGE. - U.S.S. HORNET, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Sinclair Inlet, Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA

158

7. VIEW OF VESSEL FROM PORT BON, SHOWING REMAINS OF ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

7. VIEW OF VESSEL FROM PORT BON, SHOWING REMAINS OF MAIN CABIN. AFT CABIN STILL STANDS ON STERN IN BACKGROUND - Motorized Sailing Vessel "Fox", Beached on East Bank ofBayou Lafourche, Larose, Lafourche Parish, LA

159

8. VIEW OF VESSEL, SHOWING PORT SIDEPADDLE, SIDE LOCKER (USED ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

8. VIEW OF VESSEL, SHOWING PORT SIDE-PADDLE, SIDE LOCKER (USED FOR TOILET AND STORAGE DURING ATLANTIC CROSSING), MAINMAST, WHEELHOUSE AND STACK - Steam Tug EPPLETON HALL, Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA

160

Effectiveness of California's Commercial Rockfish Port Sampling Program.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The California Commercial rockfish fishery accounts for approximately half of California's groundfish landings. Rockfish are landed at 11 port complexes. Three types of gear are used (hook and line, trawl, and gill met). Rockfish are sorted into as many a...

D. E. Pearson G. Almany

1995-01-01

161

16. Detail view of southeast corner of porte cochere, showing ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

16. Detail view of southeast corner of porte cochere, showing the roof construction, bracketing and stonework of the column - Bend Railroad Depot, 1160 Northeast Divion Street (At foot of Kearny Street), Bend, Deschutes County, OR

162

18. Detail view of roof structure above the porte cochere, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

18. Detail view of roof structure above the porte cochere, showing hipped roof construction, wooden beams and their intersection with columns - Bend Railroad Depot, 1160 Northeast Divion Street (At foot of Kearny Street), Bend, Deschutes County, OR

163

Exteriors with Hull Damage as of 2008, Port Profile, Stern ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

Exteriors with Hull Damage as of 2008, Port Profile, Stern Profile, Bow Profile, Loose Plate - Sub Marine Explorer, Located along the beach of Isla San Telmo, Pearl Islands, Isla San Telmo, Former Panama Canal Zone, CZ

164

75 FR 51243 - Trade Mission to the Port of Veracruz  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...container capacity, and to increase efficiency in all port activities, including new facilities for customs and modern gamma ray inspection and detection equipment, security and surveillance systems, expanding berths, building a...

2010-08-19

165

Port output of metallo-dielectric confined circular microlasers.  

PubMed

Port output of metallo-dielectric confined circular microlasers directly connected with a coupling waveguide in radial direction is presented and numerically investigated by the finite-difference time-domain method and the Padé approximation. The quality factors of fundamental whispering-gallery modes confined in microlasers with dimensions of around 1 ?m do not deteriorate until the output waveguide can support a one-order guided wave. The port-output metallo-dielectric microlasers with low threshold are expected. In addition, the mode characteristics of port-output metallo-dielectric microlasers are studied based on ample modes of larger cavity, where coupled modes and standing-wave-like modes dominate in the cavity with a wide output port. PMID:21499361

Che, Kai-Jun; Huang, Yong-Zhen; Xu, Hui-Ying; Cai, Zhi-Ping

2011-04-15

166

4. View of bow from port side, forward, vessel is ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

4. View of bow from port side, forward, vessel is on marine railway. Hooper Strait Lighthouse beyond. - Two-Sail Bateau E. C. COLLIER, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Mills Street, Saint Michaels, Talbot County, MD

167

Seafood Marketing Strategy for the Terrebonne Parish Port Commission.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Port Commission's seafood marketing strategy is designed to target the expansion of under-utilized seafood products. The marketing approach is composed of two elements: defining local resources and the development and implementation of a marketing pro...

1989-01-01

168

Modeling perceived collision risk in port water navigation  

Microsoft Academic Search

An increase in the likelihood of navigational collisions in port waters has put focus on the collision avoidance process in port traffic safety. The most widely used on-board collision-avoidance system is the automatic radar plotting aid which is a passive warning system that triggers an alert based on the pilot’s pre-defined indicators of distance and time proximities at the closest

Hoong Chor Chin; Ashim Kumar Debnath

2009-01-01

169

Modal analysis of loaded N-port scatterers  

Microsoft Academic Search

AnN-port loaded scatter is one havingNports to which lumped impedance loads or a load network is connected. Methods are given to determine the characteristic modes of a loaded scatterer and for using them in a modal solution for electromagnetic scattering. A procedure is also given for resonating any given real port current, which makes that current the dominant mode of

J. Mautz; R. Harrington

1973-01-01

170

Foraminiferal associations in Port Pegasus.Stewart Island, New Zealand  

Microsoft Academic Search

Census data on benthic foraminiferal tests in 56 seafloor sediment samples (high tide to 45 m depth; slightly brackish to normal marine) in Port Pegasus, south?east Stewart Island, are analysed by cluster analysis. The faunal samples are grouped into six associations: A. Trifarina angulosa\\/Textularia proxispira\\/Miliolinella subrotundata—current?swept passages and adjacent port; B. Notorotalia finlayi\\/Quinqueloculina delicatula\\/Nonionella flemingi—muddy fine sand at 22–30 m;

Bruce W. Hayward; Chris J. Hollis; Hugh Grenell

1994-01-01

171

Minimally Invasive Port-Access Mitral Valve Surgery  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objectives: This study evaluates the feasibility of video-assisted minimally invasive mitral valve surgery by means of the Port-Access system. The aim of the study was to minimize surgical access and to develop a video-assisted surgical technique. Methods: The Port-Access system allows for closed chest endoluminal aortic clamping, cardioplegic arrest, and decompression of the heart. The mitral valve was either repaired

F. W. Mohr; V. Falk; A. Diegeler; T. Walther; J. A. M. van Son; R. Autschbach; Hans G. Borst

1998-01-01

172

Laparoscopic Hernia Repair: a Two-Port Technique  

PubMed Central

Objective: Various ventral and incisional hernia repair techniques exist and have largely replaced the open ones. The purpose of this study was to document the 2-port technique and demonstrate that it is feasible, efficient, and safe. To our knowledge, this is the largest report on this topic to date in the English-language literature. Methods: Forty patients with ventral hernias (VH) or incisional hernias (IH) underwent laparoscopic repair with a 2-port technique. The technique involves insertion of one 10-mm to 12-mm balloon port and one 5-mm port, usually on the left side as laterally as possible. A mesh is inserted through the balloon port site and secured to the abdominal wall by using either 4 peripheral or 1 central Prolene suture. Helical fasteners are used to attach the mesh to the abdominal wall. Results: Forty patients with 47 hernias underwent repair. Operating time ranged from 15 minutes to 70 minutes. Early complications were seen in 5 patients and included 1 small bowel enterotomy, 2 small bowel obstructions (SBO) with bowel adhering to the visceral side of the mesh, 1 wound infection, and 1 seroma. Late postoperative complications occurred in 8 patients (20%) who experienced persistent abdominal pain that resolved without any treatment. There was one recurrence during a mean follow-up of 23.5 months. Conclusion: Laparoscopic herniorrhaphy with the 2-port technique offers an efficient, safe, and effective repair for ventral and incisional hernias.

Lethaby, D.; Hill, J.; Gupta, S.; Bradpiece, H.

2010-01-01

173

Natural thorium isotopes in marine sediment core off Labuan port  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Sediment core was collected from Labuan port and analyzed to determine the radioactivity of thorium (Th) isotopes. The objectives of this study are to determine the possible sources of Th isotopes at Labuan port and estimates the sedimentation rate based on 228Th/232Th model. The results suggest the 230Th and 232Th might be originated from terrestrial sedimentary rock while 228Th originated by authigenic origin. High ratio value of 230Th/232Th detected at the top surface sediment indicates the increasing of 230Th at the recent years which might be contributed from the anthropogenic sources. The sedimentation rate of core sediment from Labuan Port was successfully estimated by using 228Th/232Th model. The result show high sedimentation rate with 4.67 cm/year indicates rapid deposition occurred at this study area due to the high physical activity at the Labuan port. By assume the constant sedimentation rate at this area; we estimated the age of 142 cm core sediment obtained from Labuan port is 32 years started from 1981 to 2012. This chronology will be used in forthcoming research to investigate the historical profile of anthropogenic activities affecting the Labuan port.

Hafidz, B. Y.; Asnor, A. S.; Terence, R. C.; Mohamed, C. A. R.

2014-02-01

174

Porting Social Media Contributions with SIOC  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Social media sites, including social networking sites, have captured the attention of millions of users as well as billions of dollars in investment and acquisition. To better enable a user's access to multiple sites, portability between social media sites is required in terms of both (1) the personal profiles and friend networks and (2) a user's content objects expressed on each site. This requires representation mechanisms to interconnect both people and objects on the Web in an interoperable, extensible way. The Semantic Web provides the required representation mechanisms for portability between social media sites: it links people and objects to record and represent the heterogeneous ties that bind each to the other. The FOAF (Friend-of-a-Friend) initiative provides a solution to the first requirement, and this paper discusses how the SIOC (Semantically-Interlinked Online Communities) project can address the latter. By using agreed-upon Semantic Web formats like FOAF and SIOC to describe people, content objects, and the connections that bind them together, social media sites can interoperate and provide portable data by appealing to some common semantics. In this paper, we will discuss the application of Semantic Web technology to enhance current social media sites with semantics and to address issues with portability between social media sites. It has been shown that social media sites can serve as rich data sources for SIOC-based applications such as the SIOC Browser, but in the other direction, we will now show how SIOC data can be used to represent and port the diverse social media contributions (SMCs) made by users on heterogeneous sites.

Bojars, Uldis; Breslin, John G.; Decker, Stefan

175

Opposed piston engine having fuel inlet through rod controlled piston port  

Microsoft Academic Search

This patent describes an internal combustion engine. It comprises at least one of each of an intake port, exhaust port and fuel inlet port; a pair of opposed pistons within a cylinder of the engine defining a combustion chamber; one of the pair of pistons opening and closing the at least one exhaust port, the one piston including the fuel

Lively; E. P. Sr

1991-01-01

176

33 CFR 165.711 - Safety Zone: Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...vessel, beginning at the Port Everglades Sea Buoy in approximate position...aircraft carriers departing Port Everglades in an area 700 yards forward...the stern passes the Port Everglades Sea Buoy, in approximate position...Captain of the Port, Miami, Florida, or a Coast Guard...

2009-07-01

177

33 CFR 165.711 - Safety Zone: Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...vessel, beginning at the Port Everglades Sea Buoy in approximate position...aircraft carriers departing Port Everglades in an area 700 yards forward...the stern passes the Port Everglades Sea Buoy, in approximate position...Captain of the Port, Miami, Florida, or a Coast Guard...

2013-07-01

178

33 CFR 165.711 - Safety Zone: Port Everglades, Fort Lauderdale, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...vessel, beginning at the Port Everglades Sea Buoy in approximate position...aircraft carriers departing Port Everglades in an area 700 yards forward...the stern passes the Port Everglades Sea Buoy, in approximate position...Captain of the Port, Miami, Florida, or a Coast Guard...

2010-07-01

179

Recent Developments in Regional Memorandums of Understanding on Port State Control  

Microsoft Academic Search

Port states have a major role to play in combating substandard ships. Port states have grouped together under various regional memorandums of understanding on port state control to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of each state's port enforcement. Nine regional MOUs have been established that cover nearly all the regions of the world. This article examines the regional MOUs with

Ho-Sam Bang; Duck-Jong Jang

2012-01-01

180

Dynamics of change in the port system of the western Mediterranean  

Microsoft Academic Search

The ports of Mediterranean basin have experienced significant growth in container traffic over the last decade. In the western Mediterranean two distinct types of port have emerged: the established ports of the northern part of the basin which serve a gateway function and a set of new ports in the south which act as transhipment hubs. In this paper we

Elisabeth Gouvernal; Jean Debrie; Brian Slack

2005-01-01

181

76 FR 5471 - Amendment of Class E Airspace; La Porte, IN  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...10-AGL-18] Amendment of Class E Airspace; La Porte, IN AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration...This action amends Class E airspace at La Porte, IN, to accommodate new Area Navigation...Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) at La Porte Hospital Heliport, La Porte, IN....

2011-02-01

182

33 CFR 165.920 - Regulated Navigation Area: USCG Station Port Huron, Port Huron, MI, Lake Huron.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...without obtaining the approval of the Captain of the Port (COTP) Detroit. Vessels need not request permission from COTP Detroit if only transiting through the RNA. COTP Detroit can be reached by telephone at (313) 568-9560, or by...

2013-07-01

183

Environmental Assessment Report: Port of Texas City/Texas City Terminal Railway Hazardous Material Railcar Storage, Port of Texas City, Texas.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

InControl Technologies, Inc. and the Port of Texas City prepared this Environmental Assessment for the planned construction of a Secure Railcar Staging Area for railcars containing hazardous materials within a heavily industrialized area of the Port of Te...

2007-01-01

184

Study on green logistics operation system of port based on AHP-fuzzy comprehensive evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The eco-port is the future development and tendency of port. Based on the composition analysis of traditional port logistics operation system, this paper introduces eco-environmental factors, constructs the evaluation index system of eco-port logistics operation system and decides the weight of indexes by using AHP. Then we acquire the score of the eco-port logistics operation system by using the fuzzy

Tai-Gang Li; Bin Yang

2010-01-01

185

A study on the profit model of the port e-commerce platform  

Microsoft Academic Search

Proceed from the commerce view, a perfect combination of port and e-commerce is the new breakthrough point that would make port income creating. This paper makes e-commerce thoughts and technologies applied for the traditional port transaction, excavates the value on the base of the port e-commerce platform, studies the profit model of the port e-commerce platform on the aspects of

Wang Ying-chun; Zhang Lei; Wang Lu

2009-01-01

186

Sea level changes at Port Stanley, Falkland Islands  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Time series of sea level change at Port Stanley present a rich spectrum of variability from seiches, tides, and storm surges through to the seasonal, interannual, and secular changes of interest to ocean circulation and climate change studies. This paper emphasizes the strategic importance of the Port Stanley sea level station within a global sea level network through analysis of the decade-length tide gauge records from Port Stanley itself, together with sets of data from a series of temporary tide gauge deployments at several other locations in East Falkland. The characteristics of seiches and of tidal, storm surge, and mean sea level variability are described, and the frequency of extreme sea level events is determined. Port Stanley sea level variability is shown to be "inverse barometer like" over a wide range of frequencies, although with a significant dependence on the local wind field and an intriguing association with the distant tropical Pacific wind field. Altimeter and tide gauge data in combination demonstrate that the sea level variability is representative of much of the Patagonian shelf and neighboring deep ocean. Consequently, Port Stanley is an ideal site to include within a global network for the purpose of altimeter calibration. The utility of Port Stanley data for monitoring variability in the Falkland-Malvinas Current and Antarctic Circumpolar Current is explored. Port Stanley possesses one of the longest records from a Southern Hemisphere island which indicates an upward sea level secular trend (adjusted for station air pressure) of 0.70 ± 0.18 (statistical) ± 0.25 (systematic) mm/yr since 1964.

Woodworth, P. L.; Pugh, D. T.; Meredith, M. P.; Blackman, D. L.

2005-06-01

187

Initial Experience with Healthport miniMax® and Other Peripheral Arm Ports in Patients with Advanced Gastrointestinal Malignancy  

Microsoft Academic Search

While central ports are located at the chest, peripheral ports (PP) are inserted at the patients’ forearms. Two new PPs (Healthport miniMax® and Bard Titan Low Profile Port) and two well-established types (Port-A-Cath® P.A.S. Port and PeriPortTM peripheral access system) were tested. 125 patients were given the choice between PP and chest ports, and 100 of them chose PP. PP

C. Lersch; F. Eckel; R. Sader; M. Paschalidis; F. Zeilhofer; E. Schulte-Frohlinde; W. Theiss

1999-01-01

188

A randomized clinical trial comparing 4-port, 3-port, and single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy.  

PubMed

ABSTRACT Backgrounds: Despite increasing trend in single incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC), there is still controversy regarding its global acceptance as a routine practice. Our study aimed to compare surgical events, early in-hospital and later outcomes of SILC with conventional multiport laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC). Methods: Through a randomized controlled trial (RCT) between June and December 2011, 90 consecutive patients with documented biliary diseases waiting for LC were equally allocated to 3-port, 4-port, and single incision LC group. Operative time, surgical adverse events, postoperative pain according to visual analogue scale (VAS), total morphine administration, length of hospital stay, and cosmetic outcomes were compared between these three groups. Results: A total of 27 males (30%) and 63 females (70%) were enrolled in this study. The average patients' age and BMI were 42.6 ± 12.1 years and 26.2 ± 2.7 kg/m(2), respectively. Operative time in SILC group was significantly longer than other groups. Total intraoperative adverse events and postoperative complications did not differ significantly between the three groups. Mean ± SD VAS score at rest was significantly lower (p < 0.05) in SILC group. The average VAS at coughing was significantly lower in SILC group in all time intervals except the first 6 hr (p < 0.05). In addition, total morphine dose showed significantly lower amount in SILC group (p = 0.02). 12-month follow-up did not reveal significant difference between the study groups (p > 0.05). Conclusion: SILC is associated with less postoperative pain in later hours, reduces in-hospital analgesic dosages, has longer procedure time, but does not increase intraoperative and postoperative adverse events It seems that SILC has no obvious advantages in terms of later outcomes. PMID:24215388

Khorgami, Zhamak; Shoar, Saeed; Anbara, Taha; Soroush, Ahmadreza; Nasiri, Shirzad; Movafegh, Ali; Aminian, Ali

2014-06-01

189

Single port laparoscopic right hemicolectomy for ileocolic intussusception.  

PubMed

A 36-year-old male was admitted with right lower abdominal pain and diarrhea for more than 3 mo. Colonoscopy and a barium enema study revealed a submucosal tumor over the cecum, but computed tomography showed an ileal lipoma. There was no definitive diagnosis preoperatively, but ileocolic intussusception was noted during surgery. Single port laparoscopic radical right hemicolectomy was performed because intra-operative reduction failed. The histological diagnosis of the resected tumor was lipoma. Single port laparoscopic surgery has recently been proven to be safe and feasible. There are advantages compared with conventional laparoscopic surgery, such as smaller incision wounds, fewer port site complications, and easier conversion. However, there are some drawbacks which need to be overcome, such as difficulties in triangulation and instrument clashing. If there are no contraindications to laparoscopy, single port laparoscopic surgery can be performed safely and should be considered for diagnosis and treatment of intussusception in adults. Here, we report the first case of ileocolic intussusception successfully treated by single port laparoscopic surgery. PMID:23538552

Chen, Jia-Hui; Wu, Jhe-Syun

2013-03-01

190

Entry port selection for detecting particle size differences in metered dose inhaler formulations using cascade impaction.  

PubMed

Different sized glass entry ports were evaluated for their drug collection efficiency during aerodynamic particle sizing of metered dose inhalers (MDIs) using cascade impaction. A comparison was made between collection efficiency in the entry port, impactor plates, and filter using the 1 L, 2 L, and 20 L glass entry ports and the USP and twin impinger entry ports. Entry port losses were dependent on the size of entry port selected, with 1-2 L ports showing optimal recovery on impactor plates, compared to the USP entry port. The 1 L entry port was further compared with the USP entry port in its ability to discriminate between subtle changes in particle size distribution (PSD) in an investigational hydrofluoroalkane (HFA)-based MDI formulation. Deliberately induced differences during product manufacture were easily detected using the 1 L entry port with the Andersen cascade impactor. The USP port was unable to distinguish among products with small particle size differences. An alternative entry port such as the 1 L glass entry port used in this study may provide better means of characterizing the PSD during formulation development and stability testing of MDIs. PMID:15000432

Naini, Venkatesh; Chaudhry, Saeed; Berry, Julianne; Sharpe, Stefan; Hart, John; Sequeira, Joel

2004-01-01

191

IRAF port to the new OSF/1 Operating System  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A port of the IRAF system has been done to the new operating system OSF/1 on the DEC 3000/500 machine. The main features of the DEC OSF/1 is a 64-bit kernel architecture based on the Mach V2.5 kernel design with components from BSD 4.3, system V and other sources. These features give flexibility to the user that ports large pieces of software; since OSF/1 is compatible with Berkeley 4.3 and System V programming interfaces. The purpose of these notes is to point out the details in dealing with the port of IRAF in the new 64-bit address space and specially to discuss possible solutions to the SPP programming language 32-bit pointers, and the actual solutions reached in creating the IRAF executables.

Zarate, N. R.

192

Environmental security of the port and harbors' sediments  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

While polluted sediments present a threat to the health of the marine ecosystem and indirectly to the public health, ammunition dump sites being mostly unprotected and neglected, present a serious threat to human security, environmental security and could be possible objects of misuse. Of special interest are sediments in ports and marinas. Those are the places where any suspicious object needs to be analyzed for the presence of explosives and CW. After analyzing several hundreds of sediment samples collected along the Adriatic coast, it has been found that they could be grouped in 7 categories: bays, beaches, villages, ports, marinas - pier area, marina - service areas and others. We have shown that the sediments in ports and harbors contain increased values of elements present in antifouling paints (Cu, As, Zn and Pb). Their presence modifies the response of survey probes while screening the sea floor for the presence of explosives and CW.

Obhodas, Jasmina; Valkovic, Vladivoj; Davorin, Sudac; Matika, Dario; Pavi?, Ivica

2009-05-01

193

Single Port Electro-Thermal Propulsion-Performance Factors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Performance models for single port ETP (Electro-Thermal Propulsion) devices are presented considering all significant efficiency factors. Single-port ETP devices, which use the nozzle exit as entrance port for beamed power, are capable of high efficiency and high thrust with low mass penalty for both propellant and structure. Previously considered parabolic nozzle shapes have operated in pulse mode to exchange energy at a concentrated focal region, resulting in low efficiency. The proposed cone/bell shape diffuses the focal region prior to chamber entry to allow continuous combustion inside the chamber with high efficiency. Mechanical and thermal limits are evaluated. For vacuum operation, low chamber pressure operation is possible. Thin wall thruster construction results in low chamber and nozzle mass. Further, at low pressure, regenerative cooling is needed only for the chamber and throat region with radiation cooling for the nozzle exit region. These factors permit high expansion ratio and thrust-to-weight ratio needed for performance.

Johansen, Donald G.

2008-04-01

194

Single port robotic hysterectomy technique improving on multiport procedure  

PubMed Central

The benefits of laparoscopic surgery over conventional abdominal surgery have been well documented. Reducing postoperative pain, decreasing postoperative morbidity, hospital stay duration, and postoperative recovery time have all been demonstrated in recent peer-review literature. Robotic laparoscopy provides the added dimension of increased fine mobility and surgical control. With new single port surgical techniques, we have the added benefit of minimally invasive surgery and greater patient aesthetic satisfaction, as well as all the other benefits laparoscopic surgery offers. In this paper, we report a successful single port robotic hysterectomy and the simple process by which this technique is performed.

Lue, John R; Murray, Brian; Bush, Stephen

2012-01-01

195

Opportunistic Ports and Spaces of Exchange in Late Roman Cyprus  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Ports served not only as interfaces between land and sea, but as central gathering spaces for economic and cultural exchange. Drawing on case studies from the eastern Mediterranean island of Cyprus, this paper situates opportunistic ports lacking built facilities within a broader socioeconomic context of diverse maritime communications, expanding rural settlement, and increased agricultural productivity during late antiquity. Though simple, these sites served as active agents in the development of new maritime networks as well as local markets throughout their hinterlands, adding flexibility and dynamism to the economic ties between city, countryside, and the wider late Roman world.

Leidwanger, Justin

2013-12-01

196

Transumbilical Single Port Laparoscopic Adrenalectomy: A Technical Report on Right and Left Adrenalectomy Using the Glove Port  

PubMed Central

Recently, single port laparoscopic surgery has been the focus of attention due to the advanced laparoscopic skills accumulated from experience and developments in laparoscopic instruments. Herein, we present two cases of initial single port laparoscopic adrenalectomies. Case 1 was a 38-year-old female patient diagnosed with primary hyperaldosteronism because of a the right adrenal 2.5-cm sized adenoma, and case 2 was a 31-year-old female patient diagnosed with primary adrenal Cushing's syndrome because of a left adrenal 2.9-cm sized adenoma. Both patients successfully underwent single port laparoscopic adrenalectomies via a transumbilical transperitoneal approach. There was no estimated blood loss and the total operating times were 60 and 70 minutes, respectively. Both patients recovered uneventfully. We believe that this technique presented could provide potential benefits (lesser wound pain, better cosmetic satisfaction, and shorter convalescence) if the indications are carefully selected.

Choi, Sung Hoon; Hwang, Ho Kyoung; Kang, Chang Moo

2012-01-01

197

Microsecond regime optical cross connect: 32 port to 32 port scalable device  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Presented here is a 32 × 32 optical switch for telecommunications applications capable of reconfiguring at speeds of up to 12 microseconds. The free space switching mechanism in this interconnect is a digital micromirror device (DMD) consisting of a 2D array of 10.8?m mirrors optimized for implementation at 1.55?m. Hinged along one axis, each micromirror is capable of accessing one of two positions in binary fashion. In general reflection based applications this corresponds to the ability to manifest only two display states with each mirror, but by employing this binary state system to display a set of binary amplitude holograms, we are able to access hundreds of distinct locations in space. We previously demonstrated a 7 × 7 switch employing this technology, providing a proof of concept device validating our initial design principles but exhibiting high insertion and wavelength dependent losses. The current system employs 1920 × 1080 DMD, allowing us to increase the number of accessible ports to 32 × 32. Adjustments in imaging, coupling component design and wavelength control were also made in order to improve the overall loss of the switch. This optical switch performs in a bit-rate and protocol independent manner, enabling its use across various network fabrics and data rates. Additionally, by employing a diffractive switching mechanism, we are able to implement a variety of ancillary features such as dynamic beam pick-off for monitoring purposes, beam division for multicasting applications and in situ attenuation control.

Lynn, Brittany; Miles, Alexander; Blanche, Pierre-Alexandre; Wissinger, John; Carothers, Daniel; Norwood, Robert A.; Peyghambarian, N.

2014-03-01

198

96. View aft, port side, from just forward of the ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

96. View aft, port side, from just forward of the mizzenmast. Cans in foreground store Fluid Film, used to protect structural steel below waterline from oxidation. Sails stored on shelving in background have since been moved to Museum Storage. - Ship BALCLUTHA, 2905 Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA

199

Multi-port impedance matching technique for power line communications  

Microsoft Academic Search

A computer-aided methodology for designing multi- port broadband impedance matching circuits (BIM) to be con- nected at powerline communication (PLC) networks is pre- sented in order to provide gain equalization and mitigation of the effects of low-impedance loads among transmitter and receivers in a wide frequency range. The design is achieved in successive steps by means of the Vector Fitting

Rodolfo Araneo; Salvatore Celozzi; Giampiero Lovat; Francescaromana Maradei

2011-01-01

200

5. DETAIL VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, ALONG INSIDE OF PORT SIDE ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

5. DETAIL VIEW, LOOKING SOUTHEAST, ALONG INSIDE OF PORT SIDE OF HULL, SHOWING SCARF JOINT OF STRINGER IN CENTER OF PICTURE Edward Larrabee, photographer, November 1984 - Shooters Island, Ships Graveyard, Vessel No. 54, Newark Bay, Staten Island (subdivision), Richmond County, NY

201

Beaumont-Port Arthur Rate of Progress Inventory.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report documents the mobile source emissions estimation methodology used to develop the on-road mobile source Rate of Progress inventory for the three-county Beaumont-Port Arthur nonattainment area. Included in the report are an overview of the emiss...

G. B. Dresser C. E. Bell

1999-01-01

202

25. Hot well, as seen from port side aft. Waste ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

25. Hot well, as seen from port side aft. Waste water overflow pipe appears at left, behind which is bilge pump. At base of hot well on either side are reciprocating boiler feedwater pumps driven from hot well crosshead. (Labels were applied by HAER recording team and are not original to equipment.) - Ferry TICONDEROGA, Route 7, Shelburne, Chittenden County, VT

203

Dynamic Ambient Noise Model (DANM) Evaluation Using Port Everglades Data.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Measured omnidirectional noise at a shallow water site near Port Everglades and radar tracks for local ships were used to evaluate a new ambient noise model, the Dynamic Ambient Noise Model (DANM), developed for use on board Navy systems. For four consecu...

L. A. Pflug C. Thompson T. Hall

2004-01-01

204

Whitey SCHe Ball Valves Provide Test Port Isolation  

SciTech Connect

These valves are 1/4-inch ball valves fabricated of 316 stainless steel. Packing is TFE (standard). They are used as normally closed isolation valves for test ports in the SCHe System between the gage root valve and the pressure indicator.

MISKA, C.R.

2000-10-19

205

Restoration of maritime navigation systems in central American ports  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary form only given, as follows. This paper describes a project to reinstate maritime navigation in Central American (CA) ports that were devastated by the hurricane that occurred in November 1998. The project objectives were to install navigation facilities rapidly, and to use advanced technologies in the renovation to insure that the capabilities of the new systems would exceed those

A. R. Beam

1999-01-01

206

Intertidal crabs as potential biomonitors in Port Curtis  

Microsoft Academic Search

ABSTRACT The fiddler crab (Uca coarctata) was assessed for its biomonitoring suitability in Port Curtis. Fiddler crabs have a sedentary ,lifestyle and their feeding and burrowing activities expose them to water, dietary and sediment-derived contaminants. They are therefore potentially, a useful biomonitoring tool for assessing site-specific

Leonie Andersen; Karen Boundy; Alistair Melzer

2004-01-01

207

DYNAMICS OF PORT ANGELES HARBOR AND APPROACHES, WASHINGTON  

EPA Science Inventory

Historical oceanographic data in Port Angeles Harbor, located behind a spit on the northern coast of Washington, have been analyzed with emphasis on the physical processes that transport and disperse spilled oil. The data base spans 1932-1979 and includes observations of tides, c...

208

Ceramic port shields cast in an iron engine head  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Silicon nitride exhaust and intake port shields have been successfully cast into a gray iron cylinder head of a heavy duty diesel single cylinder research engine. Careful design considerations, finite element, and probability of survival analyses indicated viability of the design. Foundry experience, NDE, and failure investigations are reported.

Hakim, Nabil S.; Groeneweg, Mark A.

1989-01-01

209

Solid Rocket Booster Hydraulic Pump Port Cap Joint Load Testing  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The solid rocket booster uses hydraulic pumps fabricated from cast C355 aluminum alloy, with 17-4 PH stainless steel pump port caps. Corrosion-resistant steel, MS51830 CA204L self-locking screw thread inserts are installed into C355 pump housings, with A286 stainless steel fasteners installed into the insert to secure the pump port cap to the housing. In the past, pump port cap fasteners were installed to a torque of 33 Nm (300 in-lb). However, the structural analyses used a significantly higher nut factor than indicated during tests conducted by Boeing Space Systems. When the torque values were reassessed using Boeing's nut factor, the fastener preload had a factor of safety of less than 1, with potential for overloading the joint. This paper describes how behavior was determined for a preloaded joint with a steel bolt threaded into steel inserts in aluminum parts. Finite element models were compared with test results. For all initial bolt preloads, bolt loads increased as external applied loads increased. For higher initial bolt preloads, less load was transferred into the bolt, due to external applied loading. Lower torque limits were established for pump port cap fasteners and additional limits were placed on insert axial deformation under operating conditions after seating the insert with an initial preload.

Gamwell, W. R.; Murphy, N. C.

2004-01-01

210

10. View east from northwest (port) elevator tower to northeast ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

10. View east from northwest (port) elevator tower to northeast (starboard) elevator tower. Muzzle of deck torpedo tube projects from wall at lower right. - Naval Torpedo Station, Firing Pier, North end of Gould Island in Narragansett Bay, Newport, Newport County, RI

211

A Hemodialyzer with Tapered Slit Blood Ports and Baffles.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A new parallel flow hemodialyzer, which provides greater dialysis efficiency and better blood flow distribution, has baffles to direct blood flow and a new type of blood port. Baffles are placed across the width of the tubes from one side wall of the casi...

F. W. Markley

1972-01-01

212

Visible and Infrared Optical Design for the ITER Upper Ports.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document contains the results of an optical design scoping study of visible-light and infrared optics for the ITER upper ports, performed by LLNL under contract for the US ITER Project Office. ITER is an international collaboration to build a large f...

C. J. Lasnier L. G. Seppala K. Morris M. Groth M. E. Fenstermacher

2007-01-01

213

Whitey SCHe Ball Valves Provide Test Port Isolation  

SciTech Connect

These valves are 1/4 inch ball valves fabricated of 316 stainless steel. Packing is TFE (standard). They are used as normally closed isolation valves for test ports in the SCHe System between the gage root valve and the pressure indicator.

MISKA, C.R.

2000-09-15

214

Four-port gas separation membrane module assembly  

DOEpatents

A gas-separation membrane assembly, and a gas-separation process using the assembly. The assembly incorporates multiple gas-separation membranes in an array within a single vessel or housing, and is equipped with two permeate ports, enabling permeate gas to be withdrawn from both ends of the membrane module permeate pipes.

Wynn, Nicholas P. (Redwood City, CA); Fulton, Donald A. (Fairfield, CA); Lokhandwala, Kaaeid A. (Fremont, CA); Kaschemekat, Jurgen (Campbell, CA)

2010-07-20

215

Port Arthur Alive: Exploring Past and Present, 3. Background.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Part 3 of this five part project asks students of the Tasmanian region of Australia to explore the history of Port Arthur, a 19th century penal colony located in Tasmania. The project is based on three ideas: (1) studying history can be educational and enjoyable; (2) imagination is an essential part of studying history; and (3) history is most of…

Tasmanian Education Dept., Hobart (Australia).

216

Measurement of Gravitational Acceleration Using a Computer Microphone Port  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

A method has been developed to measure the swing period of a simple pendulum automatically. The pendulum position is converted into a signal frequency by employing a simple electronic circuit that detects the intensity of infrared light reflected by the pendulum. The signal produced by the electronic circuit is sent to the microphone port and…

Khairurrijal; Eko Widiatmoko; Srigutomo, Wahyu; Kurniasih, Neny

2012-01-01

217

SEAL: a framework for developing SEmantic PortALs  

Microsoft Academic Search

The core idea of the Semantic Web is to make information accessible to human and software agents on a semantic basis. Hence, Web sites may feed directly from the Semantic Web exploiting the underlying structures for human and machine access. We have developed a domain-independent approach for developing semantic portals, viz. SEAL (SEmantic portAL), that exploits semantics for providing and

Nenad Stojanovic; Alexander Maedche; Steffen Staab; Rudi Studer; York Sure

2001-01-01

218

PRACE Workshop on the Application Porting and Performance Tuning 2009  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Topics treated in the workshop include numerical libraries, hybrid programming with MPI and OpenMP, performance analysis with Scalasca and CEPBA-Tools, and porting applications to the Cell architecture. Case studies include the scientific applications GPAW, CP2K, and Code_Saturne.

219

Left ventricular pseudoaneurysm after left ventricular remodeling: port access approach.  

PubMed

Cases of left ventricular pseudoaneurysm caused by patch leakage after left ventricular remodeling are quite rare. We describe the case of a 66-year-old man operated on through a left thoracotomy using the Port Access platform to treat patch detachment after left ventricular remodeling. PMID:24562293

Sansone, Fabrizio; Ceresa, Fabrizio; Patanè, Francesco

2014-01-01

220

25. VIEW OF ALABAMA (ALABAMIAN) FROM OFF PORT BOW; VESSEL ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

25. VIEW OF ALABAMA (ALABAMIAN) FROM OFF PORT BOW; VESSEL AT ANCHOR ON STATION IN GULF OF MEXICO WITH MOTOR BOAT TIED AT STERN Original 4-3/4'x6-3/4' photograph taken c. 1930? - Pilot Schooner "Alabama", Moored in harbor at Vineyard Haven, Vineyard Haven, Dukes County, MA

221

4. DETAIL OF NAME AND RIBBON BOARDS ON PORT SIDE. ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

4. DETAIL OF NAME AND RIBBON BOARDS ON PORT SIDE. NAME BOARD WAS REMOVED AT TIME OF DECOMMISSIONING. PHOTOGRAPHER TEMPORARILY REATTACHED THE NAME BOARD. - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter WHITE LUPINE, U.S. Coast Guard Station Rockland, east end of Tillson Avenue, Rockland, Knox County, ME

222

Robot-assisted posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy: single port access  

PubMed Central

Laparoscopic adrenalectomy has become a gold standard in adrenal gland surgery. More recently, some minimally invasive trials have been conducted on single access surgery on the adrenal gland. In this study, we introduce our first experiences of robot-assisted posterior retroperitoneoscopic adrenalectomy using single-port access and the da Vinci system.

Park, Jae Hyun; Walz, Martin K.; Jeong, Jong-Ju; Nam, Kee-Hyun; Chang, Hang-Seok; Chung, Woong-Youn; Park, Cheong-Soo

2011-01-01

223

Ship Hydrodynmics and the Design of Port Approach Channels.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The behavior of a ship is greatly affected by the geometry and alignment of any confined waterway in which it operates such as a port approach channel: this affects safe navigation. Experiments were carried out to simulate the changes in flow over a ship ...

I. W. Dand

1982-01-01

224

22. INTERIOR VIEW OF TYPICAL OIL TANK, PORT SIDE, LOOKING ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

22. INTERIOR VIEW OF TYPICAL OIL TANK, PORT SIDE, LOOKING FORWARD. NOTE SHIP'S FRAMING MEMBERS AND UNIVERSAL JOINT IN SHAFT FOR PUMPING VALVE AT BOTTOM OF TANK. THE ACCESS LADDER STEPS ARE MARKED WITH LEVEL INDICATIONS. - Ship "Falls of Clyde", Hawaii Maritime Center,Pier 7, Honolulu, Honolulu County, HI

225

Current Meter Study for Agate, Port Orchard, and Rich Passages.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document presents a study plan to obtain current data for Agate, Port Orchard, and Rich Passages in the central Puget Sound, Washington (Figure 1). The study will be conducted as a cooperative project among the Puget Sound Marine Environmental Monito...

R. K. Johnston S. Albertson

2005-01-01

226

Severe hail damage to mangroves at Port Curtis, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

A hailstorm in October 1994 was found to have moderately or severely impacted on 5.3% of the mangrove forests in Port Curtis. All mangrove species showed evidence of hail damage, including the three most common species (Rhizophora stylosa, Ceriops tagal and Avicennia marina). Physical effects of hail damage included stripping of leaves from plants, holes punched through leaves, bruising to

W. A. Houston

1999-01-01

227

17. Detail view of southeast corner of porte cochere, showing ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

17. Detail view of southeast corner of porte cochere, showing the deep eave overhang, diagonal cut of the exposed rafter tails, and stonework of the column, view looking southwest - Bend Railroad Depot, 1160 Northeast Divion Street (At foot of Kearny Street), Bend, Deschutes County, OR

228

Pcigale: Porting Code Investigating Galaxy Emission to Python  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We present pcigale, the port to Python of CIGALE (Code Investigating Galaxy Emission) a Fortran spectral energy distribution (SED) fitting code developed at the Laboratoire d'Astrophysique de Marseille. After recalling the specifics of the SED fitting method, we show the gains in modularity and versatility offered by Python, as well as the drawbacks compared to the compiled code.

Roehlly, Y.; Burgarella, D.; Buat, V.; Boquien, M.; Ciesla, L.; Heinis, S.

2014-05-01

229

36. VIEW OF VESSEL IN DRYDOCK FROM OFF PORT BOW ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

36. VIEW OF VESSEL IN DRYDOCK FROM OFF PORT BOW Note by Robert S. Douglas written on back of original print: 'ALABAMA taken in drydock in Mobile 1966 all 10 photos this size.' Original 5'x5' photograph taken by Robert S. Douglas, 1966 - Pilot Schooner "Alabama", Moored in harbor at Vineyard Haven, Vineyard Haven, Dukes County, MA

230

33 CFR 110.186 - Port Everglades, Florida.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...W 26-08â²26.934â³ N 080-04â²28.240â³ W (b) The regulations. (1) Commercial vessels in the Atlantic Ocean in the vicinity of Port Everglades shall anchor only within the anchorage area hereby defined and...

2013-07-01

231

Finally Underway: Implementation of the Port Hope Area Initiative - 13151  

SciTech Connect

Two distinct yet closely related waste remediation projects are finally underway in Canada under the Port Hope Area Initiative (PHAI) which aims to clean up 1.7 million cubic metres (m{sup 3}) of low-level radioactive waste (LLRW) arising from 60 years of uranium and radium operations. Under the PHAI, the Port Hope Project and the smaller Port Granby Project will result in the consolidation of the LLRW within two highly engineered, above-ground mounds, to be constructed within the municipalities of Port Hope and Clarington. These projects will fulfill the federal government commitment to the safe, long-term management of the LLRW, as set out in the legal agreement signed by the government and the host municipalities in 2001. The federal authorization to commence PHAI Remediation and Construction Phase 2 was received in late 2011 and several enabling infrastructure construction and radiological survey contracts were awarded in 2012. The contracts to remediate the waste sites and construct the new engineered mounds will be tendered in 2013. At the end of Phase 2, environmental risks will be substantially mitigated, land development restrictions lifted, and an honourable legacy left for future generations. (authors)

Fahey, Christine A. [Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd, Port Hope, ON (Canada)] [Atomic Energy of Canada Ltd, Port Hope, ON (Canada); Palmeter, Tim [Public Works and Government Services Canada, Port Hope, ON (Canada)] [Public Works and Government Services Canada, Port Hope, ON (Canada); Blanchette, Marcia [Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON (Canada)] [Natural Resources Canada, Ottawa, ON (Canada)

2013-07-01

232

Whitey SCHe Ball Valves Provide Test Port Isolation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

These valves are 14' ball valves fabricated of 316 stainless steel. Packing is TFE (standard). They are used as normally closed isolation valves for test ports in the SCHe System between the gage root valve, and the pressure indicator. http://www.osti.gov...

C. Van Katwijk

1999-01-01

233

33 CFR 165.1326 - Regulated Navigation Areas; Port of Portland Terminal 4, Willamette River, Portland, OR.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Port of Portland Terminal 4, Willamette River, Portland, OR. 165.1326...Port of Portland Terminal 4, Willamette River, Portland, OR. (a) Regulated... (1) All waters of the Willamette River in the head of the Port of...

2010-07-01

234

33 CFR 165.769 - Security Zone; Escorted Vessels, Charleston, South Carolina, Captain of the Port Zone  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... Security Zone; Escorted Vessels, Charleston, South Carolina, Captain of the Port... Security Zone; Escorted Vessels, Charleston, South Carolina, Captain of the Port... COTP means Captain of the Port Charleston, SC. Designated...

2010-07-01

235

48 CFR 47.305-6 - Shipments to ports and air terminals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACT MANAGEMENT TRANSPORTATION Transportation in Supply Contracts 47...far as transportation costs are concerned. (d) Unless logistics requirements limit the ports of loading to the ports...

2013-10-01

236

48 CFR 47.305-6 - Shipments to ports and air terminals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACT MANAGEMENT TRANSPORTATION Transportation in Supply Contracts 47...far as transportation costs are concerned. (d) Unless logistics requirements limit the ports of loading to the ports...

2010-10-01

237

48 CFR 47.305-6 - Shipments to ports and air terminals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACT MANAGEMENT TRANSPORTATION Transportation in Supply Contracts 47...far as transportation costs are concerned. (d) Unless logistics requirements limit the ports of loading to the ports...

2011-10-01

238

48 CFR 47.305-6 - Shipments to ports and air terminals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Regulations System FEDERAL ACQUISITION REGULATION CONTRACT MANAGEMENT TRANSPORTATION Transportation in Supply Contracts 47...far as transportation costs are concerned. (d) Unless logistics requirements limit the ports of loading to the ports...

2012-10-01

239

Evaluation of Neutron Streaming Through Injection Ports in a Tokamak-Type Fusion Reactor.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The effects of neutron streaming through injection ports in the fusion reactor designed in JAERI have been studied, especially those on tritium breeding ratio and the shielding of the superconducting magnet. In placement of the injection ports in the blan...

T. Ide Y. Seki H. Iida

1976-01-01

240

33 CFR 149.325 - What emergency communications equipment must be on a manned deepwater port?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 2009-07-01 false What emergency communications equipment must be on a manned deepwater port...Deepwater Port Requirements § 149.325 What emergency communications equipment must be on a manned deepwater...

2009-07-01

241

33 CFR 149.325 - What emergency communications equipment must be on a manned deepwater port?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false What emergency communications equipment must be on a manned deepwater port...Deepwater Port Requirements § 149.325 What emergency communications equipment must be on a manned deepwater...

2010-07-01

242

33 CFR 165.767 - Security Zone; Manbirtee Key, Port of Manatee, Florida.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... false Security Zone; Manbirtee Key, Port of Manatee, Florida. 165.767 Section 165.767 Navigation and Navigable...165.767 Security Zone; Manbirtee Key, Port of Manatee, Florida. (a) Regulated area. The following area is a...

2013-07-01

243

Business Process Redesign of the U.S. Coast Guard Port State Control Boarding Process.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The United States Coast Guard Port State Control (PSC) is a port entry tracking process, which is currently performed primarily using paper and pencil. This thesis examines the feasibility and effectiveness of redesigning the PSC process in light of moder...

J. A. Fosdick

2000-01-01

244

75 FR 70350 - Liberty Natural Gas LLC, Liberty Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Deepwater Port License Application  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Administration [USCG-2010-0993] Liberty Natural Gas LLC, Liberty Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Deepwater Port License Application AGENCY...received an application for the licensing of a natural gas deepwater port and the application...

2010-11-17

245

33 CFR 165.835 - Security Zone; Port of Mobile, Mobile Ship Channel, Mobile, AL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Security Zone; Port of Mobile, Mobile Ship Channel, Mobile, AL. 165.835 Section...Security Zone; Port of Mobile, Mobile Ship Channel, Mobile, AL. (a) Definition. As used in this section— Cruise ship means a passenger vessel...

2011-07-01

246

33 CFR 165.835 - Security Zone; Port of Mobile, Mobile Ship Channel, Mobile, AL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Security Zone; Port of Mobile, Mobile Ship Channel, Mobile, AL. 165.835 Section...Security Zone; Port of Mobile, Mobile Ship Channel, Mobile, AL. (a) Definition. As used in this section— Cruise ship means a passenger vessel...

2012-07-01

247

33 CFR 165.835 - Security Zone; Port of Mobile, Mobile Ship Channel, Mobile, AL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Security Zone; Port of Mobile, Mobile Ship Channel, Mobile, AL. 165.835 Section 165.835 Navigation and Navigable Waters...Security Zone; Port of Mobile, Mobile Ship Channel, Mobile, AL. (a) Definition. As used in this sectionâ Cruise...

2009-07-01

248

33 CFR 165.835 - Security Zone; Port of Mobile, Mobile Ship Channel, Mobile, AL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Security Zone; Port of Mobile, Mobile Ship Channel, Mobile, AL. 165.835 Section 165.835 Navigation and Navigable Waters...Security Zone; Port of Mobile, Mobile Ship Channel, Mobile, AL. (a) Definition. As used in this sectionâ Cruise...

2010-07-01

249

33 CFR 125.12 - Period of validity of Coast Guard Port Security Cards.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...of validity of Coast Guard Port Security Cards. 125.12 Section 125...Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) WATERFRONT FACILITIES...of validity of Coast Guard Port Security Cards. (a) The Coast...

2013-07-01

250

46 CFR 116.433 - Windows and air ports in fire control boundaries.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 false Windows and air ports in fire control boundaries. 116.433 Section...PASSENGERS CONSTRUCTION AND ARRANGEMENT Fire Protection § 116.433 Windows and air ports in fire control boundaries. (a)...

2013-10-01

251

33 CFR 165.814 - Security Zones; Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston Zone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...LLNR-23375) (NAD 1983). (3) Bayport, TX. The Port of Bayport, Bayport Ship Channel and Bayport Turning...Light 9 (LLNR-23295) (NAD 1983). (4) Texas City, Texas. The Port of Texas City Channel, Turning Basin and Industrial Canal...

2009-07-01

252

33 CFR 165.814 - Security Zones; Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston Zone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...LLNR-23375) (NAD 1983). (3) Bayport, TX. The Port of Bayport, Bayport Ship Channel and Bayport Turning...Light 9 (LLNR-23295) (NAD 1983). (4) Texas City, Texas. The Port of Texas City Channel, Turning Basin and Industrial Canal...

2010-07-01

253

46 CFR 154.1320 - Sighting ports, tubular gauge glasses, and flat plate type gauge glasses.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-10-01 false Sighting ports, tubular gauge glasses, and flat plate type gauge glasses. 154.1320 Section 154.1320 Shipping...Instrumentation § 154.1320 Sighting ports, tubular gauge glasses, and flat plate type gauge...

2010-10-01

254

46 CFR 154.1320 - Sighting ports, tubular gauge glasses, and flat plate type gauge glasses.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-10-01 false Sighting ports, tubular gauge glasses, and flat plate type gauge glasses. 154.1320 Section 154.1320 Shipping...Instrumentation § 154.1320 Sighting ports, tubular gauge glasses, and flat plate type gauge...

2009-10-01

255

33 CFR 165.916 - Security Zones; Captain of the Port Milwaukee Zone, Lake Michigan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Captain of the Port Milwaukee Zone, Lake Michigan. 165.916 Section 165...Captain of the Port Milwaukee Zone, Lake Michigan. (a) Location. The following...All navigable waters of Western Lake Michigan encompassed by a line commencing from...

2010-07-01

256

33 CFR 165.916 - Security Zones; Captain of the Port Milwaukee Zone, Lake Michigan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Captain of the Port Milwaukee Zone, Lake Michigan. 165.916 Section 165...Captain of the Port Milwaukee Zone, Lake Michigan. (a) Location. The following...All navigable waters of Western Lake Michigan encompassed by a line commencing from...

2011-07-01

257

33 CFR 165.910 - Security Zones; Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Security Zones; Captain of the Port Lake Michigan. 165.910 Section 165...Security Zones; Captain of the Port Lake Michigan. (a) Security zones...i) Location. All waters of Lake Michigan within the arc of a 100-yard...

2012-07-01

258

33 CFR 165.916 - Security Zones; Captain of the Port Milwaukee Zone, Lake Michigan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Captain of the Port Milwaukee Zone, Lake Michigan. 165.916 Section 165...Captain of the Port Milwaukee Zone, Lake Michigan. (a) Location. The following...All navigable waters of Western Lake Michigan encompassed by a line commencing from...

2012-07-01

259

33 CFR 165.835 - Security Zone; Port of Mobile, Mobile Ship Channel, Mobile, AL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Security Zone; Port of Mobile, Mobile Ship Channel, Mobile, AL. 165.835 Section...Security Zone; Port of Mobile, Mobile Ship Channel, Mobile, AL. (a) Definition. As used in this sectionâ Cruise ship means a passenger vessel...

2013-07-01

260

76 FR 5732 - Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, CA; Correction  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...USCG-2011-0038] RIN 1625-AA87 Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, CA; Correction AGENCY: Coast Guard...2011 (76 FR 4833), regarding security zones for cruise ships in the Port of San Diego, California. This correction...

2011-02-02

261

19 CFR 10.5 - Shooks and staves; cloth boards; port director's account.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false Shooks and staves; cloth boards; port director's... U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY...10.5 Shooks and staves; cloth boards; port director's...exportation. (h) A record of cloth boards of domestic...

2013-04-01

262

19 CFR 10.5 - Shooks and staves; cloth boards; port director's account.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Shooks and staves; cloth boards; port director's... U.S. CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY...10.5 Shooks and staves; cloth boards; port director's...exportation. (h) A record of cloth boards of domestic...

2010-04-01

263

19 CFR 10.5 - Shooks and staves; cloth boards; port director's account.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Shooks and staves; cloth boards; port director's...BUREAU OF CUSTOMS AND BORDER PROTECTION, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY...10.5 Shooks and staves; cloth boards; port director's...exportation. (h) A record of cloth boards of domestic...

2009-04-01

264

Evaluation of Neutron Streaming Through Injection Ports in a Tokamak-Type Fusion Reactor.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The effects of neutron streaming through injection ports in the fusion reactor were studied, especially those on tritium breeding ratio and the shielding of the superconducting magnet. By placing the injection ports in the blanket, the tritium breeding ra...

T. Ide Y. Seki H. Iida

1976-01-01

265

33 CFR 110.230 - Anchorages, Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... Anchorages, Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA. 110.230 Section 110... Anchorages, Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA. (a) Anchorage grounds...representative. Vessel Traffic Service Puget Sound is designated as the...

2013-07-01

266

77 FR 60081 - Anchorages; Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Anchorages; Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS...the Captain of the Port (COTP) Puget Sound zone. DATES: Comments and related material...Director, Vessel Traffic Service Puget Sound, Waterways Management Division,...

2012-10-02

267

33 CFR 165.1108 - Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, California.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 false Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, California...165.1108 Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, California. (a) Definition. âCruise shipâ as used in this...

2009-07-01

268

33 CFR 165.1108 - Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, California.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, California...165.1108 Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, California. (a) Definition. âCruise shipâ as used in this...

2010-07-01

269

33 CFR 165.1108 - Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, California.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, California...165.1108 Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, California. (a) Definition. âCruise shipâ as used in this...

2013-07-01

270

Port wine oxidation management: a multiparametric kinetic approach.  

PubMed

Port wine is a flagship fortified wine of Portugal, which undergoes a particularly long aging period, developing a dynamic sensory profile over time, responsible for several wine categories, which is dependent upon the type of aging (bottle or barrel). Therefore, the quality of the product is dependent upon the chemical mechanisms occurring during the aging process, such as oxidation or Maillard reactions. To attain the desired quality management, it is necessary to understand how technological parameters, such as temperature or oxygen exposure, affect the kinetics of the formation of key odorants, such as sotolon. There is a lack of information about the impact of the storage conditions (oxygen and temperature) on Port wine quality. In this study, the effect of these two parameters were investigated to increase the knowledge database concerning aging management of Port wines. It was found that sotolon formation is highly dependent upon oxygen and temperature. There is however a synergistic effect between these two parameters that could significantly increase the concentration. The kinetic parameters of oxygen, sotolon, and other compounds related to Port aging (cis- and trans-5-hydroxy-2-methyl-1,3-dioxan, 2-furfural, 5-hydroxy-methyl-furfural, and 5-methyl-furfural) are also reported. Kinetic models with Monte Carlo simulations, where the oxygen permeability dispersion and temperature are the parameters under evaluation, were applied. On the basis of the modeling predictions, it would seem that the temperature of a cellar would have a more significant impact on the Port wines stored in containers where the oxygen intake is higher (barrels) when compared to containers with low oxygen permeability (bottles using cork stoppers). PMID:23659499

Martins, Rui Costa; Monforte, Ana Rita; Silva Ferreira, António

2013-06-01

271

Multi-target detection in FMCW radar based on six-port technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The traditional FMCW radar has its own limitation in multitarget detection. Six-port radar is proposed as a new way to solve this problem because of its phase measurement capability. The structure of six-port radar is given and the operating principle of the six-port as direct conversion receiver in FMCW radar is discussed. How six-port radar suppresses false alarm is analyzed

Yang Jian; Liu Fa-Lin

2005-01-01

272

78 FR 7336 - Safety Zone; Alaska Marine Highway System Port Valdez Ferry Terminal, Port Valdez; Valdez, AK  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...representative of the Alaska Marine Highway System requested that the Coast...an assessment of potential costs and benefits under section...Safety Zone; Alaska Marine Highway System Port Valdez Ferry Terminal...edges of the Alaska Marine Highway System Terminal dock...

2013-02-01

273

A novel monolithic fabrication method for a plastic microfluidic chip with liquid interconnecting ports  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the present study, a novel monolithic fabrication method was developed for the manufacturing of a plastic microfluidic chip with liquid interconnecting ports. As the present method can realize both interconnecting ports and through holes, which are essential components for the delivery of working fluids, in the plastic microfluidic chip, no additional processes and external ports are required. Furthermore, the

Bong-Kee Lee; Tai Hun Kwon

2010-01-01

274

48 CFR 52.247-36 - F.a.s. Vessel, Port of Shipment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false F.a.s. Vessel, Port of Shipment. 52...Provisions and Clauses 52.247-36 F.a.s. Vessel, Port of Shipment...solicitations and contracts when the delivery term is f.a.s. vessel, port of shipment:...

2013-10-01

275

48 CFR 47.303-8 - F.a.s. vessel, port of shipment.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-10-01 2013-10-01 false F.a.s. vessel, port of shipment. 47...Transportation in Supply Contracts 47.303-8 F.a.s. vessel, port of shipment. (a) Explanation of delivery term. F.a.s. vessel, port of shipment...

2013-10-01

276

33 CFR 150.205 - What are the language requirements for deepwater port personnel?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false What are the language requirements for deepwater port personnel? 150.205 Section...PORTS: OPERATIONS Personnel § 150.205 What are the language requirements for deepwater port personnel? Only...

2013-07-01

277

75 FR 39839 - Regulated Navigation Area; Hudson River and Port of NY/NJ  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1625-AA11 Regulated Navigation Area; Hudson River and Port of NY/NJ AGENCY: Coast...Port Coeymans, New York on the Hudson River to Jersey City, New Jersey on...constructed at Port Coeymans, NY on the Hudson River, approximately 115 nautical...

2010-07-13

278

Developing Affective Model for Measuring and Managing Customer Satisfaction in Container Ports  

Microsoft Academic Search

Nowadays changes in global trade and Maritime transportation always will create competition between ports. Following this competition will be absorption of goods, and it will bring about economic boom. It is therefore appropriate to provide facilities to increase satisfaction of Shipping Lines, which in turn can attract the many shipping lines to port and the port will increase their allegiance.

Abdolhossein Neysi; Abolfazle Dadkhah; Imam Khomeini

2013-01-01

279

78 FR 36424 - Special Local Regulations for Summer Events; Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1625-AA08 Special Local Regulations for Summer Events; Captain of the Port Lake Michigan...temporary special local regulations for three summer events within the Captain of the Port...35T09-0327 Special Regulated Areas for summer events; Captain of the Port Lake...

2013-06-18

280

Tri-Modal Half-Bridge Converter Topology for Three-Port Interface  

Microsoft Academic Search

This letter proposes a novel converter topology that interfaces three power ports: a source, a bidirectional storage port, and an isolated load port. The proposed converter is based on a modified version of the isolated half-bridge converter topology that utilizes three basic modes of operation within a constant-frequency switching cycle to provide two independent control variables. This allows tight control

Hussam Al-Atrash; Feng Tian; Issa Batarseh

2007-01-01

281

46 CFR 116.433 - Windows and air ports in fire control boundaries.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Windows and air ports in fire control boundaries. 116.433 Section...433 Windows and air ports in fire control boundaries. (a) Windows...place in windows or air ports in a fire control boundary in event of a fire...

2009-10-01

282

46 CFR 116.433 - Windows and air ports in fire control boundaries.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Windows and air ports in fire control boundaries. 116.433 Section...433 Windows and air ports in fire control boundaries. (a) Windows...place in windows or air ports in a fire control boundary in event of a fire...

2010-10-01

283

Posttest report for the Advanced Solid Rocket Motor (ASRM) igniter discharge port flow test  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The primary purpose of this test was to determine discharge coefficients for both the center axial and radial 2:1 aspect ratio exhaust ports of the ASRM multi-port igniter. In addition, both ports were tested with chamfered leading edge to assess how much improvement in discharge coefficient could potentially be achieved.

Sringer, Anthony M.

1993-01-01

284

Functions and actors of inland ports: European and North American dynamics  

Microsoft Academic Search

The emergence of inland ports took place in several regions around the world, notably where the growth of inland freight distribution required a massification of flows. Yet, there is no definitive consensus about how such inland facilities should be labeled, with terms such as dry ports being advocated. It is suggested in the paper that the term inland port is

Jean-Paul Rodrigue; Jean Debrie; Antoine Fremont; Elisabeth Gouvernal

2010-01-01

285

Inexpensive chip carriers for 10-port phase controlling MMIC's in the Ku band  

Microsoft Academic Search

A solution for relatively inexpensive chip carrier for multi-port phase controlling MMIC's in the Ku band is presented in this paper. The basic aim of the chip carrier design is the achieving of high enough isolation between the relatively close situated 8 input and 2 output ports. First, the input ports are placed perpendicularly to each other. Second, fully grounded

Stanimir Kamenopolsky; Radosvet Arnaudov; Ivailo Vineshki; Bojidar Avdjiiski; Stephan Alexandrov; PIamen Dankov

2002-01-01

286

42 CFR 71.35 - Report of death or illness on carrier during stay in port.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Report of death or illness on carrier during stay in port...Communicable Diseases § 71.35 Report of death or illness on carrier during stay in port...port the occurrence, on board, of any death or any ill person among passengers or...

2012-10-01

287

76 FR 48751 - Security Zones; Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1625-AA87 Security Zones; Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS...Chicago area, the Captain of the Port Sector Lake Michigan has determined that to better...review, the Captain of the Port Sector Lake Michigan had determined that to...

2011-08-09

288

75 FR 68556 - Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; La Porte, IN  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; La Porte, IN AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration...proposes to amend Class E airspace at La Porte, IN, to accommodate new Standard Instrument Approach Procedures (SIAP) for the La Porte Hospital Heliport. The FAA is taking...

2010-11-08

289

Risk factors for venous port migration in a single institute in Taiwan  

PubMed Central

Background An implantable port device provides an easily accessible central route for long-term chemotherapy. Venous catheter migration is one of the rare complications of venous port implantation. It can lead to side effects such as pain in the neck, shoulder, or ear, venous thrombosis, and even life-threatening neurologic problems. To date, there are few published studies that discuss such complications. Methods This retrospective study of venous port implantation in a single center, a Taiwan hospital, was conducted from January 2011 to March 2013. Venous port migration was recorded along with demographic and characteristics of the patients. Results Of 298 patients with an implantable import device, venous port migration had occurred in seven, an incidence rate of 2.3%. All seven were male and had received the Bard port Fr 6.6 which had smaller size than TYCO port Fr 7.5 and is made of silicon. Significantly, migration occurred in male patients (P?=?0.0006) and in those with lung cancer (P?=?0.004). Multivariable logistic regression analysis revealed that lung cancer was a significant risk factor for port migration (odds ratio: 11.59; P?=?0.0059). The migration rate of the Bard port Fr 6.6 was 6.7%. The median time between initial venous port implantation and port migration was 35.4 days (range, 7 to 135 days) and 71.4% (5/7) of patients had port migration within 30 days after initial port implantation. Conclusions Male sex and lung cancer are risk factors for venous port migration. The type of venous port is also an important risk factor.

2014-01-01

290

Single-port Retroperitoneoscopic Pancreatectomy: Preliminary Results From the First 3 Patients.  

PubMed

To date, single-port laparoscopic pancreatic surgery has been rarely reported. This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility and safety of single-port retroperitoneoscopic pancreatectomy based on the first 3 cases in a single center. Three patients with suspected lesions in the distal pancreas underwent single-port retroperitoneoscopic pancreatectomy using a conventional retroperitoneoscopic pancreatectomy approach. All operations were successfully completed utilizing a single port. Operating times were 50, 90, and 150 minutes for the 3 cases. There were no complications, and all patients were discharged within 7 days after surgery. In conclusion, for selected patients, single-port retroperitoneoscopy can be safely utilized for pancreatectomy. PMID:24457945

Zhao, Guodong; Hu, Minggen; Liu, Rong; Zhao, Zhiming; Li, Chenggang; Wang, Fei; Zhou, Huinian; Wang, Xuefei

2014-07-01

291

Imaging port wine stains by fiber optical coherence tomography  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We develop a fiber optical coherence tomography (OCT) system in the clinical utility of imaging port wine stains (PWS). We use our OCT system on 41 patients with PWS to document the difference between PWS skin and contralateral normal skin. The system, which operates at 4 frames/s with axial and transverse resolutions of 10 and 9 ?m, respectively, in the skin tissue, can clearly distinguish the dilated dermal blood vessels from normal tissue. We present OCT images of patients with PWS and normal human skin. We obtain the structural parameters, including epidermal thickness and diameter and depth of dilated blood vessels. We demonstrate that OCT may be a useful tool for the noninvasive imaging of PWS. It may help determine the photosensitizer dose and laser parameters in photodynamic therapy for treating port wine stains.

Zhao, Shiyong; Gu, Ying; Xue, Ping; Guo, Jin; Shen, Tingmei; Wang, Tianshi; Huang, Naiyan; Zhang, Li; Qiu, Haixia; Yu, Xin; Wei, Xunbin

2010-05-01

292

Simulation Study of Port Container Terminal Quay Side Traffic  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper studies the berth operation, in particular, the quay side traffic condition in one of the busiest container port in Hong Kong. The developed simulation model effectively incorporates both the traffic model and service model, built using the AutoMod simulation tool. Sensitivity analysis was performed on different scenarios and configurations at the quay side. The results reveal that an increase in the number of internal tractors increases the productivity of the quay cranes, and the deployment of a traffic controller can improve the traffic congestions but may not help to improve the utilization of the quay cranes. Apart from the flow control of the tractors, the closure of tractor lanes under a quay crane also reduces the performance of the quay crane. The simulation studies performed provides a definitive basis for evaluating the performance of the berth and for determining the potential for the operation improvements of a port container terminal in general.

Lau, Y. K. H.; Lee, M. Y. N.

293

Suppression of Clutter Near Port by S-Band Radar  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

It was reported that various radar clutters obey a Weibull distribution under certain conditions. To suppress such Weibull-distributed clutter, a new adaptive method was proposed by the present authors. In this method, the parameters of the Weibull distribution and the threshold level for an adaptive Constant False Alarm Rate (CFAR) detector are determined by calculating the variance after it passed through a logarithmic amplifier. To apply this new method to practical problems observed by an S-band radar, computer simulation were made for a finite number of samples in order to obtain the CFAR maintenance in Weibull radar clutter which was including sea clutter and ground clutter from a variety of terrain near the port. Finally an improvement value of target-to-clutter ratio 49.5dB was obtained for the detection of ships embedded in sea clutter near the port.

Ishii, Seishiro; Sayama, Syuji

294

Port-Site Closure Using a Modified Aptos Needle  

PubMed Central

Background and Objectives: Trocar-site incisional hernias are the most common complications in laparoscopic surgery. Fascial closure of port sites represents a challenging issue in laparoscopic surgery. Methods: We describe a simple easy technique for fascial closure of port sites using a double-tip needle (Lasheen needle). This study included 100 patients who underwent laparoscopic surgery from January 2009 through August 2011 in the General Surgery Department, Zagazig University Hospital, Zagazig, Egypt. The mean follow-up period was 2 years for any wound complications at these trocar sites. Results: The mean age of the patients was 39.5 years, and the mean time for placement of one suture was 2 minutes. No trocar-site herniation occurred with our technique during the period of follow-up. Infection developed at the trocar site in 3 patients. Conclusion: This technique is easy, simple, safe, fast, inexpensive, and effective for fascial closure of trocar sites.

Safwat, Khaled; Fiad, Alaa; Elmoregy, Abdelwahab; Hamed, Abdel Wahab

2013-01-01

295

35-GHz 6-port receiver for radar applications  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The application of six-port technology in the receiving part of a radar front-end is described in this contribution. This receiver allows measuring magnitude and phase of the radar signal without the need of down-conversion. According to the applications and the availability of the devices needed for assembling the prototype sensor the frequency of operation was set to 35 GHz. The structure of the six-port as well as the calibration and measurement algorithms are described in detail. The accuracy of the phase measurement is 2 - 10 degrees depending on the power level of the signal. Another key element of the proposed radar sensor is a direct frequency counter. With this circuit it is possible to measure the frequency of operation within 120 microseconds. The accuracy of the distance reading of the radar is directly related to the accuracy of the frequency measurement and has reached 0.1 mm.

Diskus, Christian G.; Stelzer, Andreas; Gamsjaeger, Christian; Luebke, Kurt; Kolmhofer, Erich; Thim, Hartwig W.

1999-10-01

296

33 CFR 3.40-28 - Sector Houston-Galveston Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port Zone; Marine Safety Unit...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...the Port Zone; Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur. 3.40-28 Section 3.40-28...the Port Zone; Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur. Sector Houston-Galveston's office...unit, Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Port Arthur, is located in Port Arthur,...

2010-07-01

297

33 CFR 3.40-28 - Sector Houston-Galveston Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port Zone; Marine Safety Unit...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...the Port Zone; Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur. 3.40-28 Section 3.40-28...the Port Zone; Marine Safety Unit Port Arthur. Sector Houston-Galveston's office...unit, Marine Safety Unit (MSU) Port Arthur, is located in Port Arthur,...

2009-07-01

298

Municipal solid-waste in Port Harcourt, Nigeria  

Microsoft Academic Search

In Port Harcourt metropolis, municipal solid-waste (MSW) is generated and collected in large quantities, but some remains as litter in parts of the municipality. Refuse is mostly buried, but some reckless open-burning ensues, so posing environmental hazards. Waste collected from different receptacles and dumpsites in the city was subjected to analysis: on average, it consisted of 66.6% volatile solids, 13.5%

A. H. Igoni; M. J. Ayotamuno; S. O. T. Ogaji; S. D. Probert

2007-01-01

299

26. Port side of engine room looking forward from aft ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

26. Port side of engine room looking forward from aft bulkhead. This area contains mostly electrical equipment. Two single-cylinder steam-driven dynamos are located near the engine bed, one at right foreground, the other in background. At left in image are a motor-generator set installed to convert DC current (from dynamos) to AC current. Edge-on view of control panel appears near center of image. - Ferry TICONDEROGA, Route 7, Shelburne, Chittenden County, VT

300

Mapping of biodiversity in the Mumbai port using GIS  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Marine Information System is designed to represent, query and analyze the marine species data collected from Mumbai Port region. This system provides the end users with query-based interface to help them analyze the data effectively. Two customized tools are provided along with the predefined tools in Arc View 3.2a to query the data. The species data collected in the

A. Suryanarayana; Vibhav V Joglekar

301

Efficient Broadcast in All-Port Wormhole-Routed Hypercubes  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method to reduce broadcast time in wormholeroutedhypercube systems is described. The methodtakes advantage of the distance insensitivity of wormholerouting and the presence of multiple ports betweenprocessors and their routers. Performance resultsfrom an nCUBE-2 multicomputer are given thatdemonstrate the advantage of the method over thetraditional spanning binomial tree approach.1 IntroductionMassively parallel computers (MPCs) are characterizedby the distribution of memory among

Philip K. Mckinley; Christian Trefftz

1993-01-01

302

Optimal Broadcast in All-Port Wormhole-Routed Hypercubes  

Microsoft Academic Search

We give an optimal algorithm that broadcasts on an n-dimensional hypercube in O(n\\/ log2 (n+1)) routing steps with wormhole, e-cube routing and all-port communication. Previously, the best algorithm of P.K. McKinley and C. Trefftz (1993) requires [n\\/2] routing steps. We also give routing algorithms that achieve tight time bounds for n ⩽7

Ching-tien Ho; Ming-yang Kao

1995-01-01

303

An optimization technique for lumped-distributed two ports  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A frequency domain direct efficient analysis and an optimization technique of a large class of lumped-distributed networks containing active elements are presented. Sensitivity and Hessian matrix calculations are performed using truncated Taylor series expansion of two-port parameters of subnetworks. An interactive computer program was developed to demonstrate the application of the method. Examples of network optimizations are included to illustrate the powerfulness of the technique.

Iobst, K. W.; Zaki, K. A.

1982-01-01

304

Two-port microwave calibration at millikelvin temperatures  

SciTech Connect

In this work we introduce a system for 2-port microwave calibration at millikelvin temperatures operating at the coldest stage of a dilution refrigerator by use of an adapted thru-reflect-line algorithm. We show that this can be an effective tool for characterizing common 50 {Omega} microwave components with better than 0.1 dB accuracy at temperatures that are relevant to many current experiments in superconducting quantum information.

Ranzani, Leonardo; Spietz, Lafe; Aumentado, Jose [National Institute of Standards and Technology, Boulder, Colorado 80305 (United States); Popovic, Zoya [University of Colorado at Boulder, Boulder, Colorado 80309 (United States)

2013-03-15

305

Extravasation of paclitaxel into breast tissue from central catheter port  

Microsoft Academic Search

A 53-year-old woman with advanced-stage ovarian cancer experienced extravasation of paclitaxel into the breast tissue as a result of inappropriate needle insertion and\\/or dislodgement; it came from a central catheter port (CCP) that was found to be intact under radiological examination with contrast material. The breast became tender and oedematous with erythema, and local warming was observed within a few

Sabri Barutca; Gurhan Kadikoylu; Zahit Bolaman; Nezih Meydan; Irfan Yavasoglu

2002-01-01

306

Competition Policy and Regulation in Ports and Shipping  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Philippines is an archipelago of approximately 7,107 islands. It has a long coastline extending to 235,973 square kilometers which is longer than that of the United States (UNESCAP 2002b). The countrys archipelagic configuration requires an efficient maritime transport infrastructure composed of ports and shipping for growth and socioeconomic integration. The integration of peripheral islands to the urban economic nodes

Gilberto M. Llanto; Enrico L. Basilio; Leilanie Basilio

2005-01-01

307

Competition Policy and Regulation in Ports and Shipping  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Philippines is an archipelago of approximately 7,107 islands. It has a long coastline extending to 235,973 square kilometers which is longer than that of the United States (UNESCAP 2002b). The country’s archipelagic configuration requires an efficient maritime transport infrastructure composed of ports and shipping for growth and socioeconomic integration. The integration of peripheral islands to the urban economic nodes

Gilberto M. Llanto; Leilanie Q. Basilio; Enrico L. Basilio

2005-01-01

308

Geohydrologic data from Port Royal Sound, Beaufort County, South Carolina  

USGS Publications Warehouse

Nine offshore wells were drilled through overlying sediments into the Upper Floridan aquifer in Port Royal Sound, South Carolina and the adjacent Atlantic Ocean, to obtain geologic, hydrologic, and water quality data. The Upper Floridan aquifer consists predominantly of light-gray, poorly consolidated, fossiliferous limestone. In the Port Royal Sound area, the Upper Floridan is overlain by olive-gray, medium to course sand and silty sand. Falling-head permeability tests on these overlying clastic sediments indicate permeabilities of 1,100 to 4.3 x 10 to the 7th power centimeters/sec. Other geologic and hydrologic data, including geophysical logs, sieve analyses, and detailed core descriptions were obtained, along with continuous water level records of the wells, tidal records, and barometric pressure records. Water collected from the Upper Floridan aquifer beneath Port Royal Sound and the ocean ranged in concentration of chloride from 54 to 12,000 mg/l. Measured pH ranged from 6.8 to 8.4, and alkalinity ranged from 122 to 368 mg/l as CaC03. Other water quality data obtained include temperature, specific conductance, carbon-13, carbon-14, tritium , deuterium, oxygen-18, dissolved oxygen, dissolved solids, nitrogen species, phosphorus, organic carbon, cyanide, sulfide, calcium, magnesium, sodium, potassium, sulfate, fluoride, silica , bromide, iodide, and selected trace metals. (USGS)

Burt, R. A.; Belval, D. L.; Crouch, Michael; Hughes, W. B.

1986-01-01

309

Redo mitral valve surgery using the port-access system.  

PubMed

Redo mitral valve surgery is hazardous, hence we explored an alternative approach using a port-access system that avoids reentry. Between October 1997 and December 2000, 32 patients underwent mitral reoperation using the system. All patients had previous cardiac operations. This procedure consisted of a right anterolateral minithoracotomy and femorofemoral cannulation using special port-access instruments and endoaortic clamping in 24 patients or direct transthoracic sliding-rod aortic clamping in 8. The valve disease was of rheumatic etiology in 28 patients and degenerative in 4. The valve was replaced in 31 cases and a paravalvular leak after mitral valve replacement was closed in 1. In 2 cases, the tricuspid valve was repaired along with mitral valve replacement. Mean total operating time was 4.5 +/- 1.2 hours, cardiopulmonary bypass time 162 +/- 72 minutes, and aortic crossclamp time 62 +/- 21 minutes. There was no mortality, and mean stay in the intensive care unit was 22 +/- 7 hours and hospital stay 6.4 +/- 1.2 days. Postoperative blood transfusion was required in 12 patients. In view of the favorable results, we recommend using the port-access system as a standard approach for mitral reoperation. PMID:12213742

Trehan, Naresh; Mishra, Yugal K; Mathew, Satish G; Sharma, Krishna K; Shrivastava, Sameer; Mehta, Yatin

2002-09-01

310

Tsunami Hazard Assessment in New Zealand Ports and Harbors  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The New Zealand Ministry of Science and Innovation (MSI) has sponsored a 3-year collaborative project involving industry, government and university research groups to better assess and prepare for tsunami hazards in New Zealand ports and harbors. As an island nation, New Zealand is highly dependent on its maritime infrastructure for commercial and recreational interests. The recent tsunamis of 2009, 2010 and 2011 (Samoa, Chile and Japan) highlighted the vulnerability of New Zealand's marine infrastructure to strong currents generated by such far field events. These events also illustrated the extended duration of the effects from such tsunamis, with some of the strongest currents and highest water levels occurring many hours, if not days after the tsunami first arrival. In addition, New Zealand also sits astride the Tonga-Kermadec subduction zone, which given the events of recent years, cannot be underestimated as a major near field hazard. This presentation will discuss the modeling and research strategy that will be used to mitigate tsunami hazards in New Zealand ports and harbors. This will include a detailed time-series analysis (including Fourier and discrete Wavelet techniques) of water levels recorded throughout New Zealand form recent tsunami events (2009 Samoa, 2010 Chile and 2011 Japan). The information learned from these studies will guide detailed numerical modeling of tsunami induced currents at key New Zealand ports. The model results will then be used to guide a structural analysis of the relevant port structures in terms of hydrodynamic loads as well as mooring and impact loads due to vessel and/or debris. Ultimately the project will lead to an improvement in New Zealand's tsunami response plans by providing a decision making flow chart, targeted for marine facilities, to be used by emergency management officials during future tsunami events.Tsunami effects at Port Charles, New Zealand: (top) inundation into a neighborhood and (bottom left and right) tsunami induced currents and surface agitation. The small jetty indicated with the arrow is overtopped in the second image (indicated by the oval)

Borrero, J. C.; Wotherspoon, L.; Power, W. L.; Goring, D.; Barberopoulou, A.; Melville, B.; Shamseldin, A.

2012-12-01

311

Porting a Visualization Package from IRIX to NT : What Will I Get and What Will I Pay.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

We discuss our experiences in porting a moderately large scientific visualization environment from IRIX to NT approximate to 4.0. Two porting strategies have been taken: (1) a port via a POSIX emulation layer; and (2) a native NT port. POSIX compliant cod...

J. A. Harkes J. H. Kniesmeijer R. Van Liere

1998-01-01

312

33 CFR 165.1318 - Security and Safety Zone Regulations, Large Passenger Vessel Protection, Captain of the Port...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Protection, Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone 165.1318 Section 165.1318...Protection, Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone (a) Notice of enforcement or suspension...notice by the Captain of the Port Columbia River. Captain of the Port Columbia...

2011-07-01

313

33 CFR 165.1318 - Security and Safety Zone Regulations, Large Passenger Vessel Protection, Captain of the Port...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Protection, Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone 165.1318 Section 165.1318...Protection, Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone (a) Notice of enforcement or suspension...notice by the Captain of the Port Columbia River. Captain of the Port Columbia...

2012-07-01

314

33 CFR 165.1318 - Security and Safety Zone Regulations, Large Passenger Vessel Protection, Captain of the Port...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Protection, Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone. 165.1318 Section 165.1318...Protection, Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone. (a) Notice of enforcement or...notice by the Captain of the Port Columbia River. Captain of the Port Columbia...

2013-07-01

315

The ISPS Code and The Cost of Port Compliance: An Initial Logistics and Supply Chain Framework for Port Security Assessment and Management  

Microsoft Academic Search

Following a description of ISPS and non-ISPS security initiatives, the main risk factors and security threats to ports are identified and analysed, with a focus on the risks stemming from non-tangible assets, flows and processes. Similarly, the various economic approaches to risk management and cost control in shipping are reviewed, and their shortcomings highlighted from the perspective of port logistics

Khalid Bichou

2004-01-01

316

33 CFR 158.230 - Ports and terminals other than ports and terminals under §§ 158.210, 158.220, and 158.240.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...SUBSTANCES, AND GARBAGE Criteria for Reception Facilities: Oily Mixtures § 158.230 Ports and terminals other than ports and terminals...quantity is greater; and (b) Bilge water containing oily mixtures in the amount of 10 metric tons (11 short tons) or 2...

2013-07-01

317

An investigation at static conditions of nonaxisymmetric nozzle thrust reverser port geometry including effects of rounding and rotating the port corner  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An investigation has been conducted in the static test facility of the Langley 16-Foot Transonic Tunnel to determine the effects of rounding and rotating the port corner of a nonaxisymmetric thrust reversing port. High pressure air was used to simulate jet exhaust at nozzle pressure ratios up to 6.0. The investigation indicates that using a rounded corner in the reverser port passage increases the discharge coefficient significantly compared to that of a sharp cornered thrust reversing port. Incorporating a rotating cylinder into the rounded corner reverser port passage provides no additional increase at cylinder revolutions per minute up to 10,000. (Revolutions per minute of 390,000 were necessary to achieve a surface velocity equal to the duct velocity.) Highest levels of discharge coefficient are obtained by providing a large, round, cylindrical surface in the port upstream wall. Locating the reverser port in a constant area duct results in higher discharge coefficients than locating the port in a convergent duct.

Arbiter, D. G.

1985-01-01

318

Beam current enhancement of microwave plasma ion source utilizing double-port rectangular cavity resonator  

SciTech Connect

Microwave plasma ion source with rectangular cavity resonator has been examined to improve ion beam current by changing wave launcher type from single-port to double-port. The cavity resonators with double-port and single-port wave launchers are designed to get resonance effect at TE-103 mode and TE-102 mode, respectively. In order to confirm that the cavities are acting as resonator, the microwave power for breakdown is measured and compared with the E-field strength estimated from the HFSS (High Frequency Structure Simulator) simulation. Langmuir probe measurements show that double-port cavity enhances central density of plasma ion source by modifying non-uniform plasma density profile of the single-port cavity. Correspondingly, beam current from the plasma ion source utilizing the double-port resonator is measured to be higher than that utilizing single-port resonator. Moreover, the enhancement in plasma density and ion beam current utilizing the double-port resonator is more pronounced as higher microwave power applied to the plasma ion source. Therefore, the rectangular cavity resonator utilizing the double-port is expected to enhance the performance of plasma ion source in terms of ion beam extraction.

Lee, Yuna; Park, Yeong-Shin; Jo, Jong-Gab; Yang, J. J.; Hwang, Y. S. [Department of Nuclear Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-744 (Korea, Republic of)

2012-02-15

319

Optical three-port circulators made with ring resonators.  

PubMed

We propose a circulator consisting of a ring resonator coupled to three waveguides with Bragg reflectors at one end of each waveguide. A magneto-optically active material placed inside the ring resonator causes the two counter-propagating modes to split in resonance frequency, which can be exploited for perfect circulation by properly adjusting the coupling between the three waveguides and the ring. Such a device features a transmission spectrum that is similar to three-port photonic crystal circulators but is much simpler to build as it only contains elements that have already been experimentally realized. PMID:24690804

Jalas, Dirk; Petrov, Alexander Yu; Eich, Manfred

2014-03-15

320

Porting a Hall MHD Code to a Graphic Processing Unit  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

We present our experience porting a Hall MHD code to a Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). The code is a 2nd order accurate MUSCL-Hancock scheme which makes use of an HLL Riemann solver to compute numerical fluxes and second-order finite differences to compute the Hall contribution to the electric field. The divergence of the magnetic field is controlled with Dedner?s hyperbolic divergence cleaning method. Preliminary benchmark tests indicate a speedup (relative to a single Nehalem core) of 58x for a double precision calculation. We discuss scaling issues which arise when distributing work across multiple GPUs in a CPU-GPU cluster.

Dorelli, John C.

2011-01-01

321

Toward a Hybrid Snake Robot for Single-Port Surgery  

PubMed Central

We propose a new snake-like robot for use in single-port minimally invasive surgery. The snake robot is made of a concentric tube robot and a highly articulated robotic probe. The probe operates as a stiff shield for the concentric tube robot. Consequently, the snake robot provides simultaneously high tip stiffness and dexterity that cannot be obtained by the single use of any of two robots. A critical design challenge is achieving a small radius of curvature for the hybrid snake. A mechanic model is presented for computing the minimum achievable radius of curvature for the hybrid snake. Experiments validate the mechanic model.

Mahvash, Mohsen; Zenati, Marco

2014-01-01

322

Porting and testing NPOESS CrIMSS EDR algorithms  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

As a part of the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS, formerly the NPOESS afternoon orbit), the instruments Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) and Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) make up the Cross-track Infrared and Microwave Sounder Suite (CrIMSS). CrIMSS will primarily provide global temperature, moisture, and pressure profiles and calibrated radiances [1]. In preparation for the NPP launch in 2011, we have ported and tested the operational CrIMSS Environmental Data Record (EDR) algorithms using both synthetic and proxy data generated from the IASI, AMSU, MHS data from Metop-A satellite.

Liu, Xu; Kizer, Susan; Larar, Allen; Zhou, Daniel; Smith, William; Barnet, Chris; Divakarla, Murty; Guo, Guang; Blackwell, Bill; Leslie, Vincent; Jairam, Laura; St. Germain, Karen; Lynch, Richard

2010-10-01

323

Synergistic air port corrosion in kraft recovery boilers  

SciTech Connect

Localized hot corrosion can occur on the cold-side of air-ports in Kraft recovery boilers. Depending on the basicity of the molten salt, either acidic or basic fluxing takes place, with a solubility minima at the transition between the two reactions. For stainless steel, if the basicity of the fused salt is between the iron and chromium oxide solubility minima, then a synergistic effect can occur that leads to rapid corrosion. The products of one reaction are the reactants of the other, which eliminates the need for rate-controlling diffusion. This effect can explain why stainless steel is attacked more readily than carbon steel.

Holcomb, Gordon R.

2001-08-01

324

Hardening communication ports for survival in electrical overstress environments  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Greater attention is being focused on the protection of data I/O ports since both experience and lab tests have shown that components at these locations are extremely vulnerable to electrical overstress (EOS) in the form of transient voltages. Lightning and electrostatic discharge (ESD) are the major contributors to these failures; however, these losses can be prevented. Hardening against transient voltages at both the board level and system level has a proven record of improving reliability by orders of magnitude. The EOS threats, typical failure modes, and transient voltage mitigation techniques are reviewed. Case histories are also reviewed.

Clark, O. Melville

1991-01-01

325

Interventional radiology with venous port (chemotherapy and infusional support).  

PubMed

A completely portable permanent central venous access, consisting of a steel capsule sealed with a silicone membrane and connected to a silicone catheter (Port-a-Cath), was implanted in the subcutaneous tissue of 36 patients, most of whom no longer had accessible peripheral veins and needed to continue chemotherapy or undergo total parenteral nutrition. The access vessel was mostly the subclavian vein and the capsule was sutured to the pectoral fascia. Total subcutaneous implantation seems to afford optimum safety from infection and freedom for personal hygiene, produced no noteworthy complications and proved relatively simple to maintain. PMID:3095116

Damascelli, B; Bonalumi, M G; Terno, G; Pupa, A; Preda, F; Spreafico, C; Tagliabue, L

1986-08-01

326

Porting and Testing NPOESS CrIMSS EDR Algorithms  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

As a part of the National Polar-orbiting Operational Environmental Satellite System (NPOESS) and the NPOESS Preparatory Project (NPP), the instruments Cross-track Infrared Sounder (CrIS) and Advanced Technology Microwave Sounder (ATMS) make up the Cross-track Infrared and Microwave Sounder Suite (CrIMSS). CrIMSS will primarily provide global temperature, moisture, and pressure profiles and calibrated radiances [1]. In preparation for the NPOESS/NPP launch, porting and testing of the CrIMSS Environmental Data Record (EDR) algorithms need to be performed.

Kizer, Susan; Liu, Xu

2010-01-01

327

A wind model for an elevated STOL-port configuration  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

Measurements of mean velocity magnitude and direction as well as three-dimensional turbulence intensity were made in the flow over a model of an elevated STOL-port. A 1:300 scale model was placed in a wind tunnel flow simulating the mean velocity profile and turbulence characteristics of atmospheric winds over a typical city environment excluding detailed wake structures of possible nearby buildings. Hot-wire anemometer measurements of velocity and turbulence were made along approach and departure paths of aircraft operating on the runway centerline and at specified lateral distances from the centerline. Approach flow directions simulated were 0 and 30 degrees to the runway centerline.

Peterka, J. A.; Cermak, J. E.

1974-01-01

328

Porting the Starlink Software Collection to GNU Autotools  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Starlink software collection currently runs on three different Unix platforms and contains around 100 separate software items, totaling 2.5 million lines of code, in a mixture of languages. We have changed the build system from a hand-maintained collection of makefiles with hard-wired OS variants to a scheme involving feature-discovery via GNU Autoconf. As a result of this work, we have already ported the collection to Mac OS X and Cygwin. This had some unexpected benefits and costs, and valuable lessons.

Gray, N.; Jenness, T.; Allan, A.; Berry, D. S.; Currie, M. J.; Draper, P. W.; Taylor, M. B.; Cavanagh, B.

2005-12-01

329

On the Structure of Steady Flow Through Dual-Intake Engine Ports  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The influence of intake port design on the flow field in a dual-intake valve engine was investigated using computational fluid dynamics, in order to study the effect of inlet port design on the in-cylinder flow. A detailed 3D computational grid incorporating all the features of the Ford Zetec production engine inlet ports, valves and cylinder head was initially created and the flow structure modelled at 5 and 10 mm valve lifts under steady flow conditions. Comparisons of computational results with experimental data obtained by laser Doppler anemometry indicate that the flow characteristics have been predicted well in most regions. Flow generated by different intake port designs was also simulated by introducing air into the cylinder at different directions to the inlet valve axes and the effects of port deactivation, throttling and exhaust gas recirculation were examined. The implications of the results for intake port design are discussed.

Mahmood, Z.; Chen, A.; Yianneskis, M.; Ganti, G.

1996-11-01

330

Experience with the P.A.S.PORT Venous Access Device in Patients with Gynecologic Malignancies  

Microsoft Academic Search

Experience with the P.A.S.-PORT, a peripherally implanted central venous access device, is evaluated in a retrospective review of 154 patients from July 1991 to June 1994. Blood could not be aspirated from six patients. Complications included temporary minor thrombophlebitis in seven patients (4.5%), symptomatic axillary or subclavian vein thrombosis in five patients (3.2%), clotted port in two patients (1.2%), port

Gunter Deppe; Marc L. Kahn; Vinay K. Malviya; Carl W. Christensen

1996-01-01

331

Single Port Access (SPA™) laparoscopic ventral hernia repair: initial report of 30 cases  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  Laparoscopic ventral hernia repair has been demonstrated to be an acceptable and successful technique. Aside from similar,\\u000a albeit fewer, complications compared to open hernia repair, the laparoscopic technique has the additional complication of\\u000a port site hernia to its follow-up criteria. Our initial experience with reduced port surgery in hernias was described as a\\u000a two-port one-stitch repair technique in 2002. We

Erica R. Podolsky; Angela Mouhlas; Andrew S. Wu; Alexander E. Poor; Paul G. Curcillo

2010-01-01

332

Laparoscopic Management of an Adult Choledochal Cyst Using the E.K. Glove Port as Wound Protector for Extracorporeal Roux-en-Y Anastomosis and Optical Port.  

PubMed

Laparoscopic surgery has come to replace many conventional abdominal surgeries because of its outstanding advantages, including a better cosmetic result, faster recovery, and lesser postoperative pain. We present a case of laparoscopic-assisted total excision of Todani type I(B) choledochal cyst and biliary reconstruction in a 24-year-old female patient. Dissection of the cyst was done laparoscopically using the monopolar diathermy energy source. An end-to-side hepaticojejunostomy was created intracorporeally using 3-0 Vicryl suture, and end-to-side enteroenterostomy was completed outside the abdominal cavity using the E.K. glove port as wound protector. A new pair of gloves was then used to construct the glove port that served as the optical port. Additional instruments for retraction and suturing were deployed through the port whenever necessary. The use of the glove port also eliminated the need to suture the umbilical port before the completion of surgery. No intraoperative complications or technical problems were encountered using this technique. The use of the E.K. glove port makes it more a convenient and cost-effective procedure in a country like India. PMID:24426653

Khiangte, Elbert; Das, Dipak Prasad; Patowary, Karabi; Newme, Iheule; Phukan, Partha

2013-06-01

333

Seismic Modeling and Interpretation of Porosity in the Upper St. George Group (Ordovician) Carbonates, Port au Port Peninsula, Western Newfoundland  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The geophysical and lithological heterogeneous nature of the Ordovician St. George Group Carbonates complicates the exploration process on the West coast of Newfoundland. Preferential hydrothermal dolomitization, uplift along the St. George Unconformity, and multiphase structural deformation are responsible for reservoir development in the Upper St. George Group. The ability to map porosity in a heterogeneous dolomitized reservoir such as the Upper St. George Group, prior to drilling, on 2-D seismic data is particularly advantageous for cost effective exploration. Porosity alters the acoustic response of seismic data and a synthetic seismogram study is designed to reveal the effect of porosity on waveform. Block porosity models are designed by statistical analysis in reservoir intervals known from well log data in the Upper St. George Group. The block models are representations of petrophysical changes in bulk density and sonic interval transit time caused by increasing porosity. Since the synthetic seismic trace is a product of the two petrophysical parameters, bulk density and sonic interval transit time, attributes displaying changes from porosity can be recorded and used as proxies for finding porosity related attribute changes on 2- D seismic data. Four well data sets on the Port au Port Peninsula (Port au Port -1, Long Range A-09, St. George's Bay A-36, and Long Point M-16) are used in generating models for this study. Synthetic seismograms are designed from block models at 0, 5, 10, and 15% porosity at 20, 40 and 80Hz Ricker wavelets. Multiple Ricker wavelets are implemented to determine which frequency best reveals porosity effects on the synthetics. Complex trace attributes (Instantaneous phase, instantaneous frequency, and reflection strength) are analyzed on each modeled synthetic seismogram. Ultimately, this process creates a predictive tool for mapping porosity in the vicinity of a well in 2-D seismic sections by matching attributes from models to attributes from the real seismic data. Keywords: St. George Group, Lower Ordovician, western Newfoundland, hydrothermal dolomite, Aguathuna Formation, Catoche Formation, petrophysical modeling, complex trace attribute analysis, Hilbert Transform, Instantaneous phase, Instantaneous frequency, Reflection strength, Synthetic seismograms, Noise sensitivity analysis

Hulburt, Sean Corey

334

Implementation of Bluetooth serial port based profiles in embedded systems  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Bluetooth is a new short-range wireless communication technology developing rapidly in recent years. Bluetooth software architecture consists of stack and profiles. Serial Port Profile (SPP) is an underlying profile that emulates RS232 serial cable connections between two peer devices. Based on SPP, Dial-up Networking (DUN) Profile establishes PPP connection with remote dial-up server, Fax Profile realizes document facsimile function and LAN Access Profile (LAP) provides local area network access service. When it comes to their implementation in embedded systems, there are several challenges such as memory consumption, code efficiency, code reliability, and code portability onto different OS and hardware platforms to be attacked. In this paper, we propose integrated software architecture after discussing the great similarities shared among the three SPP based profiles. Then implementation of the architecture is given, in which OS-dependent and OS-independent parts are clearly separated. Profile interfaces with stack and OS are specified respectively so that the three profiles as a whole can be ported onto various software and hardware platforms easily. As a result, policy of transplanting our implementation onto different platforms is addressed at the end of the paper.

Liu, Guanglei; Qiu, Zhengding; Wang, Quanping; Gao, Qiang

2001-10-01

335

Port Site Metastasis After Laparoscopic-Assisted Distal Gastrectomy (LADG).  

PubMed

Abstract This report describes a case of port site metastasis after laparoscopic gastrectomy for gastric cancer. A 57-year-old man with clinical cTNM stage II (T2 N0 M0) gastric cancer was admitted to our hospital. After administration of an oral fluoropyrimidine drug (S-1) for 2 weeks, he underwent laparoscopy-assisted distal gastrectomy (LADG). On hematoxylin and eosin staining, the pTNM stage was IA (T1b N0 M0). Eighteen months later, the patient developed a subcutaneous metastasis at the trocar site. A second operation was performed, and the abdominal wall mass was resected. The histological finding confirmed a diagnosis of metastatic gastric carcinoma. Immunohistochemical analysis revealed micrometastasis in fat tissue adjacent to the lymph node near the left gastric artery. Surgeons should be aware that port site metastasis can occur in patients undergoing LADG for gastric cancer with lymphatic micrometastasis, which is undetectable on routine hematoxylin and eosin staining. PMID:24229024

Sakurai, Katsunobu; Tanaka, Hiroaki; Lee, Tomohiro; Muguruma, Kazuya; Kubo, Naoshi; Yashiro, Masakazu; Ohira, Masaichi; Hirakawa, Kosei

2013-01-01

336

Stratigraphie relations of australites in the Port Campbell Embayment, Victoria  

USGS Publications Warehouse

In the Port Campbell Embayment of Victoria, australites have been found in situ in channel deposits of the Hanson Plain Sand of Pliocene and Pleistocene age. The large majority of the australites, however, occur as a lag deposit at the basal contact of the Sturgess Sand of late Pleistocene and Holocene age and are spatially correlated with ferruginous sandstone clasts that are derived from the Hanson Plain Sand. Some of the tektites are imbedded in or bonded to the ferruginous sandstone clasts, but most are found as individual tektite fragments. A few percent of the tektites have nearly perfectly preserved, complete aerodynamically shaped forms. The sandstone clasts and associated tektites have been reworked from the much older underlying Hanson Plain and have been locally concentrated in the lag deposit. Some tektites also occur at higher levels in the Sturgess Sand, almost invariably in association with stone flakes, exotic stones transported by the aborigines and, locally, with middens of mollusc shells. Circumstantial evidence indicates that the aborigines transported the tektites found in the upper part of the Sturgess, particularly at Stanhope Bay. As Port Campbell australites unequivocally occur in strata much older than the late Pleistocene and Holocene Sturgess, there is no longer any conflict between the apparent stratigraphie age of the tektites and the middle Pleistocene ages obtained by various Chronometrie methods. ?? Meteoritical Society, 1999.

Shoemakeri, E. M.; Ralph, Uhlherr, H.

1999-01-01

337

ASRM Multi-Port Igniter Flow Field Analysis  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

The Advanced Solid Rocket Motor (ASRM) program was initiated by NASA in response to the need for a new generation rocket motor capable of providing increased thrust levels over the existing Redesigned Solid Rocket Motor (RSRM) and thus augment the lifting capacity of the space shuttle orbiter. To achieve these higher thrust levels and improve motor reliability, advanced motor design concepts were employed. In the head end of the motor, for instance, the propellent cast has been changed from the conventional annular configuration to a 'multi-slot' configuration in order to increase the burn surface area and guarantee rapid motor ignition. In addition, the igniter itself has been redesigned and currently features 12 exhaust ports in order to channel hot igniter combustion gases into the circumferential propellent slots. Due to the close proximity of the igniter ports to the propellent surfaces, new concerns over possible propellent deformation and erosive burning have arisen. The following documents the effort undertaken using computational fluid dynamics to perform a flow field analysis in the top end of the ASRM motor to determine flow field properties necessary to permit a subsequent propellent fin deformation analysis due to pressure loading and an assessment of the extent of erosive burning.

Kania, Lee; Dumas, Catherine; Doran, Denise

1993-01-01

338

KSC's new payload transporters arrive at Port Canaveral.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

One of two new payload transporters for Kennedy Space Center sits on the dock at Port Canaveral. In the background is a cruise ship docked at the Port. The transporters were shipped by barge from their manufacturer, the KAMAG Company of Ulm, Germany. They are used to carry spacecraft and International Space Station elements from payload facilities to and from the launch pads and orbiter hangars. Each transporter is 65 feet long and 22 feet wide and has 24 tires divided between its two axles. The transporter travels 10 miles per hour unloaded, 5 miles per hour when loaded; it weighs up to 172,000 pounds when the canister with payloads rides atop. The transporters will be outfitted with four subsystems for monitoring the environment inside the canister during the payload moves: the Electrical Power System, Environmental Control System, Instrumentation and Communications System, and the Fluids and Gases System. Engineers and technicians are being trained on the transporter's operation and maintenance. The new transporters are replacing the 20-year-old existing Payload Canister Transporter system.

2000-01-01

339

KSC's new payload transporters arrive at Port Canaveral.  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

One of two new payload transporters for Kennedy Space Center arrives at Port Canaveral. In the background is a cruise ship docked at the Port. The transporters were shipped by barge from their manufacturer, the KAMAG Company of Ulm, Germany. They are used to carry spacecraft and International Space Station elements from payload facilities to and from the launch pads and orbiter hangars. Each transporter is 65 feet long and 22 feet wide and has 24 tires divided between its two axles. The transporter travels 10 miles per hour unloaded, 5 miles per hour when loaded; it weighs up to 172,000 pounds when the canister with payloads rides atop. The transporters will be outfitted with four subsystems for monitoring the environment inside the canister during the payload moves: the Electrical Power System, Environmental Control System, Instrumentation and Communications System, and the Fluids and Gases System. Engineers and technicians are being trained on the transporter's operation and maintenance. The new transporters are replacing the 20-year-old existing Payload Canister Transporter system.

2000-01-01

340

Multi-target Detection in FMCW Radar based on Six-Port Technology  

Microsoft Academic Search

The traditional FMCW radar has its own limitation in multi-target detection. Six-port radar is proposed as a new way to solve this problem because of the phase measurement capability. The method of using six-port radar to suppress false alarm is discussed and computer simulations prove that the method is valid and practical.

Xu Shan; Liu Fa-Lin

2006-01-01

341

Locational Characteristics of Dry Ports in Developing Economies: Some Lessons from Northern India  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ng A. K. Y. and Cetin I. B. Locational characteristics of dry ports in developing economies: some lessons from Northern India, Regional Studies. Contemporary economic development has triggered the importance of establishing distribution centres at appropriate locations in developing economies. However, so far, academic studies addressing this issue are rather scarce. Hence, by investigating dry ports within two industrial clusters

Adolf K. Y. Ng; Ismail B. Cetin

2012-01-01

342

Shifting Proximities: The Maritime Ports Sector in an Era of Global Supply Chains  

Microsoft Academic Search

Hall P. V. and Jacobs W. Shifting proximities: the maritime ports sector in an era of global supply chains, Regional Studies. Economic geographers argue that spatial and non-spatial dimensions of proximity are central to innovation and collective action. The various dimensions of proximity in relation to maritime ports are examined. Global supply chains represent a shift in organizational and cognitive

Peter V. Hall; Wouter Jacobs

2010-01-01

343

Locational Characteristics of Dry Ports in Developing Economies: Some Lessons from Northern India  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ng A. K. Y. and Cetin I. B. Locational characteristics of dry ports in developing economies: some lessons from Northern India, Regional Studies. Contemporary economic development has triggered the importance of establishing distribution centres at appropriate locations in developing economies. However, so far, academic studies addressing this issue are rather scarce. Hence, by investigating dry ports within two industrial clusters

Adolf K. Y. Ng; Ismail B. Cetin

2011-01-01

344

33 CFR 334.1270 - Port Townsend, Indian Island, Walan Point; naval restricted area.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Port Townsend, Indian Island, Walan Point; naval...334.1270 Port Townsend, Indian Island, Walan Point; naval...the exclusive use of the U.S. Navy. No person...shall be enforced by Commander, Navy Region Northwest and...

2010-07-01

345

33 CFR 334.1270 - Port Townsend, Indian Island, Walan Point; naval restricted area.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Port Townsend, Indian Island, Walan Point; naval...334.1270 Port Townsend, Indian Island, Walan Point; naval...the exclusive use of the U.S. Navy. No person...shall be enforced by Commander, Navy Region Northwest and...

2013-07-01

346

33 CFR 334.1270 - Port Townsend, Indian Island, Walan Point; naval restricted area.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 false Port Townsend, Indian Island, Walan Point; naval...334.1270 Port Townsend, Indian Island, Walan Point; naval...the exclusive use of the U.S. Navy. No person...shall be enforced by Commander, Navy Region Northwest and...

2009-07-01

347

Gas Fuel Spray Simulation of Port Injection Compressed Natural Gas Engine Using Injector Nozzle Multi Holes  

Microsoft Academic Search

Compressed natural gas (CNG) is the most favorite for fossil fuel substitution. Improvement the new design of the CNG engine injector nozzle holes geometries of the port injection CNG engine can be achieved through increased understanding of the fuel spray process. The objectives of the gas fuel spray simulation of sequential port injection CNG engine using injector nozzle multi holes

Abdul Rahim Ismail; Rosli Abu Bakar

348

The financialization of the port and terminal industry: revisiting risk and embeddedness  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper explores the evolving relationship between the port and terminal industry and the financial sector. Since the financial industry has taken an active role in global economic affairs, understanding global trade and transportation requires more than ever a perspective about financial issues and their impacts on transport operations. Paradoxically, the recent analytical emphasis on the strategies of port operators

Jean-Paul Rodrigue; Theo Notteboom; Athanasios A. Pallis

2011-01-01

349

78 FR 40961 - Safety Zones; Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Annual Events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...marine events in the Captain of the Port Detroit zone from 9:30 p.m. on June 20...Prevention, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit, 110 Mount Elliot Ave., Detroit...

2013-07-09

350

77 FR 48856 - Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Event in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Fireworks Event in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...fireworks event in the Captain of the Port Detroit zone from 9:15 p.m. to 10 p.m...Prevention, U.S. Coast Guard Sector Detroit, 110 Mount Elliot Ave., Detroit,...

2012-08-15

351

75 FR 67386 - Policy for Banning of Foreign Vessels From Entry into United States Ports  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Entry into United States Ports AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...The U.S. Coast Guard Port State Control (PSC...began in the United States when...the U.S. Coast Guard intercepts...arriving into United States waters...

2010-11-02

352

Recent advances in laser therapy for the treatment of port wine stains  

Microsoft Academic Search

The pulsed dye laser is the preferred laser for treating port wine stains. It is relatively effective with a low incidence of side effects. However, although considerable lightening of a port wine stain is likely to occur with treatment, complete clearance is achieved in the minority. There has been a number of therapeutic advances over the last few years in

Sean W. Lanigan

2004-01-01

353

33 CFR 165.916 - Security Zones; Captain of the Port Milwaukee Zone, Lake Michigan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Zones; Captain of the Port Milwaukee Zone, Lake Michigan. 165.916 Section 165...Zones; Captain of the Port Milwaukee Zone, Lake Michigan. (a) Location. The following...Plant. All navigable waters of Western Lake Michigan encompassed by a line commencing from...

2013-07-01

354

33 CFR 165.910 - Security Zones; Captain of the Port Lake Michigan.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... Security Zones; Captain of the Port Lake Michigan. 165.910 Section 165... Security Zones; Captain of the Port Lake Michigan. (a) Security zones...Plant â(i) Location. All waters of Lake Michigan within the arc of a 100-yard...

2013-07-01

355

33 CFR 162.250 - Port Alexander, Alaska; speed of vessels.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Port Alexander, Alaska; speed of vessels. 162.250 Section 162...162.250 Port Alexander, Alaska; speed of vessels. (a) Definition. The...its entrance from Chatham Strait. (b) Speed. The speed of all vessels of 5...

2013-07-01

356

19 CFR 122.163 - Transit air cargo traveling to U.S. ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2014-04-01 2014-04-01 false Transit air cargo traveling to U.S. ports. 122...HOMELAND SECURITY; DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY AIR COMMERCE REGULATIONS Penalties § 122.163 Transit air cargo traveling to U.S. ports....

2014-04-01

357

75 FR 68568 - Port Access Route Study: In the Bering Strait  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Port Access Route Study: In the Bering Strait AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...vessel routing measures in the Bering Strait. The goal of the study is to...not consider areas north of the Bering Strait. Necessity for a New Port...

2010-11-08

358

Giant cross-beds in the Neoproterozoic Port Askaig Formation, Scotland: implications for snowball Earth  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Neoproterozoic Port Askaig Formation is a thick succession of interbedded diamictite, conglomerate, sandstone and mudstone that records glacially influenced marine sedimentation in the extensional Dalradian basin. Giant cross-beds (individual units up to 11 m thick) are observed in sandstone at the base of Member III of the Port Askaig Formation. The cross-bedded sandstones are closely associated with other sandstone,

Emmanuelle Arnaud

2004-01-01

359

The Nature and Evolution of Port Wine Stains: A Computer-assisted Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

In an attempt to understand the histogenesis and evolution of port wine stains (PWS), 100 patients with PWS were biopsied; the gross features of each lesion and the patient's associated clinical characteristics were recorded. A detailed analysis of each biopsy including both vessel and nonvessel parameters was made with the assistance of a computer. The central abnormalities characterizing port wine

Sanford H. Barsky; Seymour Rosen; Daniel E. Geer; Joel M. Noe

1980-01-01

360

76 FR 15216 - Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, CA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...RIN 1625-AA87 Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, CA AGENCY: Coast...regulations for Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, California, by providing...within a 100 yard radius around any cruise ship that is located within the San Diego...

2011-03-21

361

76 FR 4833 - Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, CA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...RIN 1625-AA87 Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, CA AGENCY: Coast...CFR 165.1108, Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, California, by providing...within a 100 yard radius around any cruise ship that is located within the San Diego...

2011-01-27

362

76 FR 38304 - Safety Zones; Annual Fireworks Events in the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the Captain of the Port Detroit Zone AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...Coast Guard will enforce two safety zones for annual fireworks events in the Captain of the Port Detroit zone at various times from 10 p.m. on July 3,...

2011-06-30

363

78 FR 9811 - Anchorages; Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Anchorages; Captain of the Port Puget Sound Zone, WA AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS...description of four general anchorages in Puget Sound and decreases the size of five general...the Captain of the Port (COTP) Puget Sound zone. DATES: This rule is effective...

2013-02-12

364

2. AERIAL VIEW EXUSS HORNET CVS12 LOOKING PORT TO STARBOARD, ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

2. AERIAL VIEW EX-USS HORNET CVS-12 LOOKING PORT TO STARBOARD, THREE MINECRAFT MORRED ALONGSIDE ON PORT AFT QUARTER. OTHER INACTIVE SHIPS IN BACKGROUND, PUGET SOUND NAVEL SHIPYARD TO LEFT SIDE OF PHOTO. - U.S.S. HORNET, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Sinclair Inlet, Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA

365

Mitral valve surgery and acute renal injury: port access versus median sternotomy  

Microsoft Academic Search

BackgroundMany outcomes and complications of minimally invasive and conventional cardiac surgery await comparison. Patients undergoing mitral valve surgery commonly sustain renal injury. Using peak postoperative fractional change of serum creatinine as a marker of renal injury, we tested the hypothesis that mitral valve surgery with port access minithoracotomy (Port) and conventional surgery with a median sternotomy (MS) incision are associated

Brian J McCreath; Madhav Swaminathan; John V Booth; Barbara Phillips-Bute; Sophia T. H Chew; Donald D Glower; Mark Stafford-Smith

2003-01-01

366

Study on equivalent calculation model of voltage across faulted open port in power system fault analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

The paper proposes a method to calculate voltage across faulted open port of short circuit fault and open conductor fault in detail. Based on the superposition theory, the formula is deduced to calculate voltage across faulted open port of short circuit fault when the potential values and the phrase angles of generators in power system unequal to each other. On

Li Linlin; Zhao Shiqi; Xing Shuntao; Yuan Wei

2010-01-01

367

77 FR 41909 - Safety Zone; Port of Dutch Harbor; Dutch Harbor, AK  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...USCG-2012-0545] RIN 1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Port of Dutch Harbor; Dutch Harbor, AK AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary...navigable waters, from surface to seabed, of the Port of Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and the adjacent U.S....

2012-07-17

368

76 FR 63202 - Security Zones; Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1625-AA87 Security Zones; Captain of the Port Lake Michigan Zone AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS...Chicago area, the Captain of the Port Sector Lake Michigan has determined that to better...waterway users, it is necessary to amend the Lake Michigan at Chicago Harbor & Burnham...

2011-10-12

369

33 CFR 165.778 - Security Zone; Port of Mayaguez, Puerto Rico.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...security zone is established around all cruise ships entering, departing, mooring...The zone is activated when a cruise ship on approach to the Port of Mayaguez enters...The zone is deactivated when a cruise ship departs the Port of...

2013-07-01

370

Single-Port Access Subtotal Hysterectomy with Transcervical Morcellation: A Pilot Study  

Microsoft Academic Search

We evaluated the feasibility, safety, and operative outcome of management of myomas and adenomyosis using single-port access subtotal hysterectomy with transcervical morcellation using a wound retractor and a surgical glove. We conclude the single-port access subtotal hysterectomy is safe and effective and results in almost no visible scar. With more experience and advanced instruments, this surgical procedure can offer a

Gun Yoon; Tae-Joong Kim; Yoo-Young Lee; Chul-Jung Kim; Chel Hun Choi; Jeong-Won Lee; Byoung-Gie Kim; Duk-Soo Bae

2010-01-01

371

33 CFR 110.185 - Atlantic Ocean, off the Port of Palm Beach, FL.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Atlantic Ocean, off the Port of Palm Beach...Anchorage Grounds § 110.185 Atlantic Ocean, off the Port of Palm Beach...regulations. (1) Vessels in the Atlantic Ocean near Lake Worth...

2013-07-01

372

33 CFR 334.580 - Atlantic Ocean near Port Everglades, Fla.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Waters 3 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Atlantic Ocean near Port Everglades, Fla. 334.580 Section...ZONE AND RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS § 334.580 Atlantic Ocean near Port Everglades, Fla. (a) The area. Beginning at a point...

2013-07-01

373

37th Space Congress at Radisson Resort at the Port  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

A panel session on the first day of the 37th Space Congress presents '50 Years of Space Exploration.' Seated from left are Davis P. Parrish, Col., USAF (ret.); Lee R. Scherer, a senior executive with General Dynamics Commercial Services Group, San Diego, Calif., and former director, KSC; Edmond F. Gormel, executive director of Joint Performance Management Office, KSC; Marvin L. Jones, Col. USAF (ret.)and director of Installation Operations, KSC; and Jimmy R. Morrell, Maj. Gen., USAF (ret.). At the podium is Charles Murphy, Space Congress general chairman. Sponsored by the Canaveral Council of Technical Societies, the 37th Space Congress featured the theme 'Space Means Business in the 21st Century.' The event was held at the Radisson Resort at the Port in Cape Canaveral.

2000-01-01

374

Coal ports and environmental considerations, Proceedings, June 4, 1982  

SciTech Connect

This book presents the papers given at a conference whose purpose was to discuss the existing and potential West Coast ports for the shipping of US coal to the Far East. Topics considered at the conference included Asian demand, how coal is marketed, visualizing a Puget Sound coal terminal, railroads, slurry pipelines, the safety of water transport, air quality impacts of coal terminal operations, an engineering solution to fugitive dust emissions at coal terminals, existing laws, water quality and quantity, the National Environmental Policy Act, the human environment, land uses outside the coastal zone, coastal zone management, shoreline and estuarine management, a biologist's perspective, a construction firm's perspective, environmental/community costs vs. economic benefits, and Canada's Roberts Bank Environmental Review Committee.

Dyer, P.

1983-01-01

375

Single-port splenectomy: Current update and controversies  

PubMed Central

Multiport laparoscopic splenectomy (LS) is considered the “gold standard” for the management of surgical diseases in normal or slightly enlarged spleens. The concept of minimal-invasive surgical techniques has progressed since the early 1990s from standard multiport laparoscopy to natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery (NOTES) and, more recently, to single-port access (SPA). In this paper, we describe our technique for SPA splenectomy and provide a critical review of the current literature on SPA for splenic diseases.Preliminary results published to date indicate that the spleen can be safely removed using single-incision surgery and all the authors have unanimously endorsed the feasibility of this approach. However, available evidence is still scarce. It is based only on case reports and one small series, with a total of 17 patents and, therefore, firm conclusions cannot yet be drawn and more experience and comparative trials are needed to determine the exact role of this interesting new approach.

Targarona, Eduardo M; Lima, Maria B; Balague, Carmen; Trias, Manuel

2011-01-01

376

Early Morphea Mimicking Acquired Port-Wine Stain.  

PubMed

We report the case of a 2.5-year-old girl with linear morphea initially diagnosed as an acquired port-wine stain (PWS). She underwent three treatments to the right face using the pulsed dye laser (PDL) before sclerotic changes were observed and the correct diagnosis was confirmed with histopathology. Treatment using the PDL reduced the skin erythema but did not prevent subsequent sclerosis. The sclerosis became most prominent superior to the patient's right ear in an area not treated using the laser. A review of the English-language medical literature identified no cases of morphea triggered using a PDL, but there were several reports of early morphea misdiagnosed as an acquired PWS. Briefly, we review those cases, as well as morphea subtypes, and comment on how the pathophysiology of morphea may lend itself to an early underrecognized inflammatory presentation, delaying diagnosis. PMID:23627630

Pickert, Amanda J; Carpentieri, David; Price, Harper; Hansen, Ronald C

2013-04-29

377

Patient positioning and port placement for robot-assisted surgery.  

PubMed

Abstract The introduction of robotic surgical systems and their integration into minimally invasive procedures have changed the landscape of laparoscopic surgery dramatically. Intuitive Surgical's da Vinci Surgical System was first approved by the Food and Drug Administration for cardiothoracic procedures in the late 1990s. This trend quickly spread through other surgical specialties, with urologists as one of the frontrunners in adoption. Subsequently, pediatric urologists have adopted robot-assisted procedures in selected centers, performing procedures such as pyeloplasty for ureteropelvic junction obstruction, partial and complete nephrectomy, and both intravesical and extravesical ureteral reimplantation. In this article, we will discuss technical considerations related to patient positioning and port placement in pediatric robot-assisted surgery. PMID:24548088

Chang, Charles; Steinberg, Zoe; Shah, Anup; Gundeti, Mohan S

2014-06-01

378

Computational Challenges of Fusion Neutronics for ITER Ports  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This paper elaborates computational challenges tackled for providing neutronics service supplied for developing the design of the Diagnostics Equatorial and Upper Port Plugs (EPP and UPP). The aim was to guide and assist the EPP and UPP design developers with optimal shielding solutions which are characterised of maintain the diagnostics purposes of the systems together with adequate radiation shielding performance. The target parameter for the shielding optimization was the minimum of Shut-Down Dose Rate (SDDR) inside the interspace between the port back-side and ITER bioshield. This aim was reached by parametric neutronic analyses of the shielding geometry and material composition, mitigating direct streaming of neutrons from the plasma by arranging the labyrinths and horizontal rails. Variation of many geometrical parameters of the labyrinths was possible only by applying the high performance parallel computations with MCNP5 using pure MPI and hybrid OpenMP/MPI parallelization techniques on several available supercomputers. MCNP5 parallel performance assessments were carried out to find an efficient way to run the code in a parallel regime. It was found a strong scaling (up to 4096 cores) performance of the MCNP5 jobs running with analogue Monte Carlo sampling and weak scaling for the tasks with biased sampling as a variance reduction technique, such as the MCNP5 intrinsic weight window generator. Deep penetrating radiation in the complex ITER tokamak geometry combined blocks of strong attenuation of the radiation together with the void gaps along which the particles are streamed freely contributes to computation challenges of radiation transport.

Serikov, A.; Fischer, U.; Pitcher, C. S.; Suarez, A.; Weinhorst, B.

2014-06-01

379

A four-port plasmonic quasi-circulator based on metal-insulator-metal waveguides.  

PubMed

A metal-insulator-metal (MIM)-based four-port quasi-circulator consisting of four bus waveguides and eight narrow inside/outside slits is proposed without using nonreciprocity. Once the input port is defined, only a specific output port could be obtained by proper the design of parameters of the waveguides and slits. Simulation results based on finite-different time-domain (FDTD) method demonstrate that the transmittance at the center wavelength of the appropriate output port can reach 0.63 while those of the other two output ports are lower than 0.06. Through adjusting the slits spacing or optimizing the insulator material in the slits, the isolation of the circulator could be further improved with a slight sacrifice of the transmission. Such structure could also be used for wavelength demultiplexing with the center wavelength determined by the length of the bus waveguides and slits. PMID:23263037

Wen, Kunhua; Yan, Lianshan; Pan, Wei; Luo, Bin; Guo, Zhen; Guo, Yinghui

2012-12-17

380

Diagnosis of venous access port colonization requires cultures from multiple sites: should guidelines be amended?  

PubMed

Data on microbiological management of withdrawn venous access ports (VAPs) are scarce. The aim of our study was to assess the validity of Gram stain and culture performed on VAPs to detect colonization and VAP-related bloodstream infection (VAP-RBSI). We prospectively performed cultures of the following: catheter tip (roll-plate and sonication), port content aspirate before and after sonication, port sonication fluid (PSF), and port internal surface biofilm (ISB). The gold standard of VAP colonization was positivity of at least 1 of the cultures mentioned above. We collected 223 VAPs in which no single culture had validity values reliable enough to predict colonization and VAP-RBSI. The best validity values were those obtained when cultures of catheter tip (roll-plate), PSF, and port ISB were combined. Cultures from several areas on the VAP are necessary to ensure suitable assessment of colonization and VAP-RBSI. PMID:24316016

Bouza, Emilio; Martín-Rabadán, Pablo; Echenagusia, Antonio; Camúñez, Fernando; Rodríguez-Rosales, Gracia; Simó, Gonzalo; Echenagusia, Miguel; Guembe, María

2014-02-01

381

Danube and Black Sea port projects in Bulgaria. Definitional-mission report. Export trade information  

SciTech Connect

The U.S. Trade and Development Program (TDP) conducted a definitional mission to evaluate the potential of TDP funding for a study that would assist the Government of Bulgaria in its effort to develop the country's main Black Sea ports of Varna and Bourgas and to modernize its Danube River ports, especially the port of Rousse. The Ministry has ambitious expansion plans for the ports' bulk and container handling facilities. A study is required and requested to first determine the amount and composition of cargo that can be expected to use the ports in the future. Then a Master Plan is needed to bring all planned replacements, improvements and expansions into a coordinated phased implementation plan. The study should include the detailed planning for phased implementation of the proposed container terminals.

Not Available

1992-04-01

382

[A case of a septic pulmonary embolism-related implanted central venous port].  

PubMed

We report a case of a 32-year-old woman with a septic pulmonary embolism-related implanted central venous port. She was treated with S-1/cisplatin(CDDP)chemotherapy for recurrent gastric cancer. Her disease was progressive after five courses of S-1/CDDP combination therapy. Because of peritonitis carcinomatosa, her oral intake was poor, so we placed an implanted central venous port in her right subclavian vein. We administered 5-FU/Leucovorin/paclitaxel combination therapy and total parenteral nutrition from the port. Chemotherapy was effective, so we stopped total parenteral nutrition after one month. Two months later, multiple nodular shadows appeared in her left lung fields without apparent symptoms. Because we suspected septic pulmonary embolism related to the venous port, we removed the venous port promptly and administered antibiotics with a broad spectrum. Pulmonary shadows disappeared immediately, and no recurrence was observed afterward. PMID:23507605

Okada, Hideaki; Taira, Koichi; Tokunaga, Shinya; Daga, Haruko; Tsuda, Manabu; Miyamoto, Natsuko; Nishijima, Masayoshi; Sumitani, Mitsuhiro; Syoji, Seiichi; Takeda, Koji

2013-03-01

383

INVESTIGATION OF SITE EFFECTS AT DAMAGED PORTS DURING THE 2011 GREAT EAST JAPAN EARTHQUAKE DISASTER  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

After a large earthquake, it is quite important to estimate strong ground motions at the site of damaged port structures to analyze damage mechanism and to determine restoration policy. Although several strong motion records were successfully obtained at damaged ports during the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster (Takahashi et al., 2011), the records do not necessarily represent strong ground motions at the site of structural damage, because, according to recent knowledge, site effects can vary significantly within a relatively small area, even within a port. Thus, in this study, microtremor measurements and aftershock observations were conducted at damaged ports. The results of the study can be summarized as follows: 1) Gross distribution of the site effects within the ports were revealed at 8 ports where microtremor observations were conducted. At 7 ports (9 points), detailed site effects were revealed based on aftershock observations. 2) At Ofunato Port, it is estimated that the site effects are significantly different between the berthing facilities and the strong motions stations. The site effects for the berthing facilities were newly estimated based on aftershock records. 3) At Ishinomaki Port, the site effects at the berthing facilities are close to those at the K-NET strong motion station except for the Hibarino berth (-13m), the deepest berth in the port. The site effects for the Hibarino berth were newly estimated based on aftershock records. 4) According to the overall results, peak values of microtremor H/V spectra and those of site amplification factors are more or less correlated to each other.

Nozu, Atsushi; Wakai, Atsushi

384

Serosurvey of Prevalence of Human Immunodeficiency Virus amongst High Risk Groups in Port Sudan, Sudan. (Reannouncement with New Availability Information).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

During October, 1987, 593 sera were collected from risk groups in Sudan's only major deepwater port, Port Sudan. The risk groups included prostitutes, lorry drivers and prisoners. A large proportion of the study participants practiced high risk behavior w...

J. P. Burans M. McCarthy S. M. El Tayeb A. EL Tigani J. George

1990-01-01

385

33 CFR 100.121 - Swim Across the Sound, Long Island Sound, Port Jefferson, NY to Captain's Cove Seaport...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Sound, Port Jefferson, NY to Captain's Cove Seaport, Bridgeport, CT...Sound, Port Jefferson, NY to Captain's Cove Seaport, Bridgeport, CT...north-westerly to the finishing point at Captain's Cove Seaport at approximate location...

2010-07-01

386

33 CFR 334.530 - Canaveral Harbor adjacent to the Navy pier at Port Canaveral, Fla.; restricted area.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false Canaveral Harbor adjacent to the Navy pier at Port Canaveral, Fla.; restricted...530 Canaveral Harbor adjacent to the Navy pier at Port Canaveral, Fla.; restricted...circumscribing the water approaches to the Navy pier along the northeasterly edge...

2013-07-01

387

33 CFR 165.1323 - Regulated Navigation Area: Willamette River Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... false Regulated Navigation Area: Willamette River Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone. 165.1323 Section 165.1323 Navigation...1323 Regulated Navigation Area: Willamette River Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone....

2012-07-01

388

33 CFR 165.1322 - Regulated Navigation Area: Willamette River Portland, Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...false Regulated Navigation Area: Willamette River Portland, Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone. 165.1322 Section 165.1322 ...1322 Regulated Navigation Area: Willamette River Portland, Captain of the Port Columbia...

2012-07-01

389

50 CFR 300.206 - Denial of port privileges and import restrictions on fish or fish products.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... Denial of port privileges and import restrictions on fish or fish products. 300.206 Section 300.206 Wildlife... Denial of port privileges and import restrictions on fish or fish products. (a) Scope of...

2013-10-01

390

76 FR 28315 - Security Zone; Vessels Carrying Hazardous Cargo, Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Carrying Hazardous Cargo, Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone AGENCY: Coast...the Captain of the Port (COTP) Columbia River, when such vessels are located in the Sector Columbia River COTP Zone as defined in 33 CFR...

2011-05-17

391

33 CFR 165.1322 - Regulated Navigation Area: Willamette River Portland, Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false Regulated Navigation Area: Willamette River Portland, Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone. 165.1322 Section 165.1322 ...1322 Regulated Navigation Area: Willamette River Portland, Captain of the Port Columbia...

2013-07-01

392

75 FR 76328 - Security Zone; Vessels Carrying Hazardous Cargo, Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Carrying Hazardous Cargo, Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone AGENCY: Coast...the Captain of the Port (COTP) Columbia River, when such vessels are located in the Sector Columbia River COTP Zone as defined in 33 CFR...

2010-12-08

393

33 CFR 165.1323 - Regulated Navigation Area: Willamette River Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... false Regulated Navigation Area: Willamette River Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone. 165.1323 Section 165.1323 Navigation...1323 Regulated Navigation Area: Willamette River Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone....

2013-07-01

394

33 CFR 165.117 - Regulated Navigation Areas, Safety and Security Zones: Deepwater Ports, First Coast Guard District.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Regulated Navigation Areas, Safety and Security Zones: Deepwater Ports, First...Regulated Navigation Areas, Safety and Security Zones: Deepwater Ports, First...navigation areas. (2) Safety and security zones. All waters...

2013-07-01

395

78 FR 8063 - Safety Zones; Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility, WA AGENCY: Coast...the Captain of the Port (COTP), Puget Sound Area of Responsibility (AOR). When these...P. Clinger, Coast Guard Sector Puget Sound, Waterways Management Division,...

2013-02-05

396

75 FR 34634 - Special Local Regulation; Swim Across the Sound, Long Island Sound, Port Jefferson, NY to Captain...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1625-AA08 Special Local Regulation; Swim Across the Sound, Long Island Sound, Port Jefferson, NY to Captain's Cove Seaport...Local Regulation on the navigable waters of Long Island Sound between Port Jefferson, NY and Captain's Cove...

2010-06-18

397

75 FR 16700 - Special Local Regulation, Swim Across the Sound, Long Island Sound, Port Jefferson, NY to Captain...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1625-AA08 Special Local Regulation, Swim Across the Sound, Long Island Sound, Port Jefferson, NY to Captain's Cove Seaport...Local Regulation on the navigable waters of Long Island Sound between Port Jefferson, NY and Captain's Cove...

2010-04-02

398

33 CFR 100.1308 - Special Local Regulation; Hydroplane Races within the Captain of the Port Puget Sound Area of...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Regulation; Hydroplane Races within the Captain of the Port Puget Sound Area of Responsibility. 100.1308 Section 100.1308...Regulation; Hydroplane Races within the Captain of the Port Puget Sound Area of Responsibility. (a) Location. The...

2013-07-01

399

77 FR 32394 - Safety Zones: Catawba Island Club Fire Works, Catawba Island Club, Port Clinton, OH; Racing for...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Port Clinton, OH; Racing for Recovery, Lake Erie, Sterling State Park, Monroe, MI...temporary safety zones in the waters of Lake Erie in the vicinity of Catawba Island, Port Clinton, OH; on Lake Erie in the vicinity of [[Page...

2012-06-01

400

19 CFR 123.65 - Domestic baggage transiting Canada or Mexico between ports in the United States.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Domestic baggage transiting Canada or Mexico between ports in the United...THE TREASURY CUSTOMS RELATIONS WITH CANADA AND MEXICO Baggage § 123.65 Domestic baggage transiting Canada or Mexico between ports in the...

2010-04-01

401

19 CFR 123.65 - Domestic baggage transiting Canada or Mexico between ports in the United States.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... false Domestic baggage transiting Canada or Mexico between ports in the United...THE TREASURY CUSTOMS RELATIONS WITH CANADA AND MEXICO Baggage § 123.65 Domestic baggage transiting Canada or Mexico between ports in the...

2009-04-01

402

19 CFR 123.65 - Domestic baggage transiting Canada or Mexico between ports in the United States.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... false Domestic baggage transiting Canada or Mexico between ports in the United...OF THE TREASURY CBP RELATIONS WITH CANADA AND MEXICO Baggage § 123.65 Domestic baggage transiting Canada or Mexico between ports in the...

2013-04-01

403

Dual-port serial arbiter with GSM modules for simultaneous local\\/remote control of RS232- based devices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Home and industrial appliances do usually have RS232 ports to enable computer control. In this paper we present a module to both extend the serial communications port for other devices or protocol adapters and to allow remote control by SMS messaging. To do so, the module must include a port arbiter to handle bi-directional communications between a RS232 and the

Eloi Ramon; Lluís Ribas

404

33 CFR 165.757 - Safety Zones; Ports of Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 false Safety Zones; Ports of Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico... § 165.757 Safety Zones; Ports of Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico...specified conditions: (1) Port of Ponce, Puerto Rico. A 100-yard...

2010-07-01

405

33 CFR 165.757 - Safety Zones; Ports of Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 false Safety Zones; Ports of Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico... § 165.757 Safety Zones; Ports of Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico...specified conditions: (1) Port of Ponce, Puerto Rico. A 100-yard...

2009-07-01

406

65 FR 81365 - Safety Zone; Potential Explosive Atmosphere, Vessel Highland Faith, Port of New York/New Jersey.  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...2115-AA97 Safety Zone; Potential Explosive Atmosphere, Vessel Highland Faith, Port of New York/New Jersey. AGENCY: Coast...Purpose There is an ongoing potential explosive atmosphere in the Port of New York/New Jersey on the vessel HIGHLAND...T01-253 Safety Zone; Potential Explosive Atmosphere, Vessel Highland Faith, Port of New......

2000-12-26

407

33 CFR 165.1335 - Security Zone; Vessels Carrying Hazardous Cargo, Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Carrying Hazardous Cargo, Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone. 165.1335...Carrying Hazardous Cargo, Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone. (a) Location...the Captain of the Port (COTP) Columbia River, while such a vessel is located in...

2012-07-01

408

33 CFR 165.1335 - Security Zone; Vessels Carrying Hazardous Cargo, Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Carrying Hazardous Cargo, Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone. 165.1335...Carrying Hazardous Cargo, Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone. (a) Location...the Captain of the Port (COTP) Columbia River, while such a vessel is located in...

2011-07-01

409

33 CFR 165.757 - Safety Zones; Ports of Ponce, Tallaboa, and Guayanilla, Puerto Rico and Limetree Bay, St. Croix...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Safety Zones; Ports of Ponce, Tallaboa...SECURITY (CONTINUED) PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED...Seventh Coast Guard District § 165.757 Safety Zones; Ports of Ponce, Tallaboa,...

2013-07-01

410

Investigation of cavitation phenomena in the valve port of the high frequency electro-hydraulic digital valve  

Microsoft Academic Search

High frequency electro-hydraulic digital valve (abbr. digital valve) achieves its function by periodical on-offs of the valve ports which formed between the spool shoulders grooves and the sleeve windows, when the spool rotates in the sleeve. Noise and vibration will be induced if cavitation phenomena exist in the valve ports. Severely, the solid materials of valve ports will be subject

Jiping Bai; Jian Ruan; Shaohua Ruan

2010-01-01

411

33 CFR 165.1335 - Security Zone; Vessels Carrying Hazardous Cargo, Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Carrying Hazardous Cargo, Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone. 165.1335...Carrying Hazardous Cargo, Sector Columbia River Captain of the Port Zone. (a) Location...the Captain of the Port (COTP) Columbia River, while such a vessel is located in...

2013-07-01

412

75 FR 8566 - Safety Zones; Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility AGENCY: Coast Guard...locations the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility (AOR). When these...authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or Designated Representative....

2010-02-25

413

33 CFR 3.85-15 - Sector Anchorage: Western Alaska Marine Inspection Zone and Captain of the Port Zones; Marine...  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Marine Safety Unit Valdez: Prince William Sound Marine Inspection and Captain of the Port...Marine Safety Unit Valdez: Prince William Sound Marine Inspection and Captain of the Port...boundaries of MSU Valdez's Prince William Sound Marine Inspection and Captain of the Port Zones start at Cape...

2013-07-01

414

76 FR 63841 - Safety Zones; Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility AGENCY: Coast Guard...display in the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound area of responsibility during the dates...authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or Designated Representative....

2011-10-14

415

77 FR 33308 - Safety Zones; Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility AGENCY: Coast Guard...displays in the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound area of responsibility during the dates...authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or Designated Representative....

2012-06-06

416

78 FR 54587 - Safety Zones; Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Zone  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Zone AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION...displays in the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Zone during the dates and times noted below...authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or Designated Representative....

2013-09-05

417

75 FR 33698 - Safety Zones; Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility AGENCY: Coast Guard...the Captain of the Port (COTP), Puget Sound Area of Responsibility (AOR). When these...authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or Designated Representative....

2010-06-15

418

76 FR 33646 - Safety Zones; Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of...  

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...Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility AGENCY: Coast Guard...displays in the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound area of responsibility during the dates...authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or Designated Representative....

2011-06-09

419

77 FR 38179 - Safety Zones; Annual Firework Displays Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Within the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Area of Responsibility AGENCY: Coast Guard...displays in the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound area of responsibility during the dates...authorized by the Captain of the Port, Puget Sound or his Designated Representative....

2012-06-27

420

33 CFR 165.1321 - Security Zone; Protection of Military Cargo, Captain of the Port Zone Puget Sound, WA.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Military Cargo, Captain of the Port Zone Puget Sound, WA. 165.1321 Section 165.1321...Military Cargo, Captain of the Port Zone Puget Sound, WA. (a) Notice of enforcement or...enforcement. The Captain of the Port Puget Sound will enforce the security zones...

2013-07-01

421

A user-friendly automated port placement planning system for laparoscopic robotic surgery  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical approach in which surgical instruments are passed through ports placed at small incisions. This approach can benefit patients by reducing recovery times and scars. Surgeons have gained greater dexterity, accuracy, and vision through adoption of robotic surgical systems. However, in some cases a preselected set of ports cannot be accommodated by the robot; the robot's arms may cause collisions during the procedure, or the surgical targets may not be reachable through the selected ports. In this case, the surgeon must either make more incisions for more ports, or even abandon the laparoscopic approach entirely. To assist in this, we are building an easytouse system which, given a surgical task and preoperative medical images of the patient, will recommend a suitable port placement plan for the robotic surgery. This work bears two main contributions: 1) a high level user interface that assists the surgeon in operating the complicated underlying planning algorithm; and 2) an interface to assist the surgical team in implementation of the recommended plan in the operating room. We believe that such an automated port placement system would reduce setup time for robotic surgery and reduce the morbidity to patients caused by unsuitable surgical port placement.

Torres, Luis G.; Azimian, Hamidreza; Enquobahrie, Andinet

2014-03-01

422

Impact of access port diameter on the long reach manipulator design  

SciTech Connect

Many of the single shell storage tanks (SSTs) on the Hanford site appear to have central 42-in. risers which could be used as access ports for the Long Reach Manipulator (LRM). However, about half of the tanks are known to not have a central 42-in. riser and it has recently been discovered that of the tanks whose drawings indicate central 42-in. risers, the majority have been plugged, sealed, or taper down to a much smaller diameter at ground level. Thus, it can be assumed that a central access port for the LRM will have to be made. There are many issues involved in determining the best diameter for this access port such as radiation exposure, contamination prevention, and availability of remote excavation technology. This report analyzes the relationship between the access port diameter and the performance characteristics of the LRM. Previous work has assumed that the mast diameter would be 80% of the access port diameter. In this report, the maximum mast diameter will be varied rather than the access port diameter, leaving the issue of the required clearance between the mast and the access port open.

Stoughton, R.S.

1994-04-01

423

Reduction in trace particulate matter emissions due to adoption of clean diesel technology at a major port  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Air pollution emissions from major ports around the world contribute to airborne particulate matter (PM) exposure in surrounding communities. The Port of Oakland is one of three major shipping ports in California that collectively account for 39% of all the goods movement in the United States. The current study is the first to perform relatively complete chemical speciation on the real-world reduction in primary PM emissions from heavy duty trucks at a major shipping Port during the implementation of a retrofit and replacement program. Measurements of fine PM composition at the Port were analyzed using Positive Matrix Factorization (PMF) to identify five dominant PM sources: shipping, port truck traffic, distant on-road traffic, background sea spray, and road dust. Changes to port truck traffic related PM concentration on days with similar meteorological conditions during and after implementation of the controls programs were used as a direct indication of emissions reductions. Primary PM mass emissions from port trucks decreased by 75% due to the control program which meets the target inherent in the Emissions Reduction Plan for Ports and Goods Movement in California. Contributions of PM components attributed to Port truck activities decreased by amounts ranging from 66-86% (elemental carbon (EC) = 66%, organic carbon (OC) = 78%, Na = 82%, Ba = 84%, Fe = 87%). These reductions include contributions from both tailpipe emissions and brake/tire wear. Prior to implementation of the control program, port trucks accounted for approximately 56% of the ambient EC concentrations in the vicinity of the Port while ships accounted for approximately 12% of the EC concentrations. After implementation of the control program, port trucks and ships accounted for approximately 23% and 29% of the ambient EC concentrations at the Port, respectively. This estimate does not account for rail emissions that were downwind of the sampling site. The current study provides an example of how emissions control programs at other major shipping ports in the United States could lower overall emissions related to goods movement.

Kuwayama, Toshihiro

424

Alternative port site selection (APSS) for improved cosmesis in laparoscopic surgery.  

PubMed

The use of laparoscopy can be associated with improved cosmesis following a variety of gastrointestinal procedures versus standard open surgery. The placement of laparoscopic ports in less visible areas of the body such as the bikini line, termed alternative port site selection (APSS), may result in further improved cosmesis. Performance of laparoscopic procedures from such alternative port placement areas may be associated with increased technical challenge. This manuscript discusses APSS approaches for two common laparoscopic procedures, cholecystectomy and gastric banding. Familiarity and implementation of these techniques can allow select patients to undergo procedures with less visible scarring and is less challenging than laparoscopic single site approaches. PMID:20676792

de la Cruz-Munoz, Nestor; Koniaris, Leonidas

2010-12-01

425

The feasibility of scarless single-port transumbilical total laparoscopic hysterectomy: initial clinical experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

Objective  The purpose of the present study is to demonstrate the feasibility of single-port transumbilical laparoscopic surgery (SPLS)\\u000a for hysterectomy and elaborate on our experience in order to introduce the single-port approach for gynecologic surgery.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  Between August 2008 and February 2009, 30 patients who initially planned to undergo single-port laparoscopic surgery at Yonsei\\u000a University Health System in Seoul, Korea were enrolled

Yong Wook Jung; Young Tae Kim; Dae Woo Lee; Yu Im Hwang; Eun Ji Nam; Jae Hoon Kim; Sang Wun Kim

2010-01-01

426

Towards an Archaeology of Early Islamic Ports on the Western Red Sea Coast  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Against a background of developing research on Red Sea ports, a hypothetical model of the morphology of port towns during the early Islamic period is presented here. These places went through constant cycles of change as economic and political frameworks fluctuated. While their physical shape and form was strongly influenced by architectural features of the Islamic world their functionality was more aligned to commercial interaction. These were dynamic spaces where the daily life of their inhabitants was guided by trade, religion, weather and politics. The ports were intrinsically tied to the trade networks that connected Africa with Arabia and the broader Indian Ocean world.

Breen, Colin

2013-12-01

427

Concept development for the ITER equatorial port visible?infrared wide angle viewing system.  

PubMed

The ITER equatorial port visible?infrared wide angle viewing system concept is developed from the measurement requirements. The proposed solution situates 4 viewing systems in the equatorial ports 3, 9, 12, and 17 with 4 views each (looking at the upper target, the inner divertor, and tangentially left and right). This gives sufficient coverage. The spatial resolution of the divertor system is 2 times higher than the other views. For compensation of vacuum-vessel movements, an optical hinge concept is proposed. Compactness and low neutron streaming is achieved by orienting port plug doglegs horizontally. Calibration methods, risks, and R&D topics are outlined. PMID:23127027

Reichle, R; Beaumont, B; Boilson, D; Bouhamou, R; Direz, M-F; Encheva, A; Henderson, M; Huxford, R; Kazarian, F; Lamalle, Ph; Lisgo, S; Mitteau, R; Patel, K M; Pitcher, C S; Pitts, R A; Prakash, A; Raffray, R; Schunke, B; Snipes, J; Diaz, A Suarez; Udintsev, V S; Walker, C; Walsh, M

2012-10-01

428

Navigational Traffic Conflict Technique: A Proactive Approach to Quantitative Measurement of Collision Risks in Port Waters  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Navigational safety analysis relying on collision statistics is often hampered because of the low number of observations. A promising alternative approach that overcomes this problem is proposed in this paper. By analyzing critical vessel interactions this approach proactively measures collision risk in port waters. The proposed method is illustrated for quantitative measurement of collision risks in Singapore port fairways, and validated by examining correlations between the measured risks with those perceived by pilots. This method is an ethically appealing alternative to the collision-based analysis for fast, reliable and effective safety assessment, thus possessing great potential for managing collision risks in port waters.

Debnath, Ashim Kumar; Chin, Hoong Chor

429

Concept development for the ITER equatorial port visible/infrared wide angle viewing system  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The ITER equatorial port visible/infrared wide angle viewing system concept is developed from the measurement requirements. The proposed solution situates 4 viewing systems in the equatorial ports 3, 9, 12, and 17 with 4 views each (looking at the upper target, the inner divertor, and tangentially left and right). This gives sufficient coverage. The spatial resolution of the divertor system is 2 times higher than the other views. For compensation of vacuum-vessel movements, an optical hinge concept is proposed. Compactness and low neutron streaming is achieved by orienting port plug doglegs horizontally. Calibration methods, risks, and R&D topics are outlined.

Reichle, R.; Beaumont, B.; Boilson, D.; Bouhamou, R.; Direz, M.-F.; Encheva, A.; Henderson, M.; Huxford, R.; Kazarian, F.; Lamalle, Ph.; Lisgo, S.; Mitteau, R.; Patel, K. M.; Pitcher, C. S.; Pitts, R. A.; Prakash, A.; Raffray, R.; Schunke, B.; Snipes, J.; Diaz, A. Suarez; Udintsev, V. S.; Walker, C.; Walsh, M.

2012-10-01

430

STS-65 Earth observation of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, was taken aboard OV-102  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

STS-65 Earth observation taken aboard Columbia, Orbiter Vehicle (OV) 102, is of Port-Au-Prince, Haiti. This view, centered at approximately 18.5 degrees north and 72.5 degrees west, shows the location of the city of Port-Au-Prince. It is located at the head of Port-Au-Prince Bay in a valley. The Eastern edge of Saumatre Lake, visible in the photograph, forms the boundary with the Dominican Republic. The Haitian Republic occupies the western portion of the Island of Hispaniola.

1994-01-01

431

Satellite Map of Port-au-Prince, Haiti-2010-Infrared  

USGS Publications Warehouse

The U.S. Geological Survey produced 1:24,000-scale post-earthquake image base maps incorporating high- and medium-resolution remotely sensed imagery following the 7.0 magnitude earthquake near the capital city of Port au Prince, Haiti, on January 12, 2010. Commercial 2.4-meter multispectral QuickBird imagery was acquired by DigitalGlobe on January 15, 2010, following the initial earthquake. Ten-meter multispectral ALOS AVNIR-2 imagery was collected by the Japanese Space Agency (JAXA) on January 12, 2010. These data were acquired under the Remote Sensing International Charter, a global team of space and satellite agencies that provide timely imagery in support of emergency response efforts worldwide. The images shown on this map were employed to support earthquake response efforts, specifically for use in determining ground deformation, damage assessment, and emergency management decisions. The raw, unprocessed imagery was geo-corrected, mosaicked, and reproduced onto a cartographic 1:24,000-scale base map. These maps are intended to provide a temporally current representation of post-earthquake ground conditions, which may be of use to decision makers and to the general public.

Cole, Christopher J.; Sloan, Jeff

2010-01-01

432

Pattern of Paediatric Neurological Disorders in Port Harcourt, Nigeria  

PubMed Central

Background: Paediatric Neurological disorders in developing countries are very challenging. This is due to its chronicity, late presentation and unavailability of modern diagnostic facilities in developing countries like Nigeria. Lack of these modern technology and manpower contribute significantly to increased morbidity and mortality. This study demonstrates the pattern of neurological disorders and the challenges in management in a developing country. Materials and Method: This was a retrospective hospital based analysis of neurological disorders seen in the Paediatric neurology unit of the University of Port Harcourt Teaching hospital, Nigeria from January 2004 to December 2009. Descriptive statistics was used to present the result. Result: A total of 35,473 patients were seen in the Paediatric unit. Of these 2,379 had neurological disorders. This gave a prevalence of 6.7% of Paediatric neurological disorders. There were 1,431 males and 948 females (male: female ratio of 1.51:1.0). The age ranged from 3 months to 15 years. The age group 1->5 years accounted for the most affected age group constituting 87.7%. The most frequent Paediatric neurological disorders were epilepsy (24.6%), cerebral palsy (15.4%), and central nervous system infections (9.5%). Conclusions/Recommendation: Wide spectrum of neurological disorders occur in our environment. The high incidence of epilepsy and cerebral palsy suggests that effort should be geared towards educating the populace about early diagnosis and prompt management.

Frank-Briggs, A. I.; D Alikor, E. A.

2011-01-01

433

Porting and refurbishment of the WSS TNG control software  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Workstation Software Sytem (WSS) is the high level control software of the Italian Galileo Galilei Telescope settled in La Palma Canary Island developed at the beginning of '90 for HP-UX workstations. WSS may be seen as a middle layer software system that manages the communications between the real time systems (VME), different workstations and high level applications providing a uniform distributed environment. The project to port the control software from the HP workstation to Linux environment started at the end of 2001. It is aimed to refurbish the control software introducing some of the new software technologies and languages, available for free in the Linux operating system. The project was realized by gradually substituting each HP workstation with a Linux PC with the goal to avoid main changes in the original software running under HP-UX. Three main phases characterized the project: creation of a simulated control room with several Linux PCs running WSS (to check all the functionality); insertion in the simulated control room of some HPs (to check the mixed environment); substitution of HP workstation in the real control room. From a software point of view, the project introduces some new technologies, like multi-threading, and the possibility to develop high level WSS applications with almost every programming language that implements the Berkley sockets. A library to develop java applications has also been created and tested.

Caproni, Alessandro; Zacchei, Andrea; Vuerli, Claudio; Pucillo, Mauro

2004-09-01

434

Forensic odontology lessons: multishooting incident at Port Arthur, Tasmania.  

PubMed

On Sunday 28 April 1996 a lone gunman killed and injured many people at the historic penal settlement ruins at Port Arthur in South Eastern Tasmania, Australia. Thirty-two victims were shot dead and 19 were injured in a short time inside a cafe and along the roadway leading to the site entrance. The gunman then took one hostage to a nearby guest house which was occupied by a married couple. Police stood siege during the night. Early the next day the cottage began to burn and a man suspected to be the gunman eventually ran unarmed from the building with his clothes alight and was arrested. The house burned to the ground. Three bodies were later located in the burnt ruins. Forensic odontology played a role in the retrieval of evidence and identification of the incinerated victims. Lack of antemortem dental records for one victim necessitated the reliance on a single CT scan radiograph for matching with the remains. Fire scene procedures, evidence collection and other issues were reviewed. The overwhelming scale of this tragedy and its adverse effects on the Tasmanian community, especially the victims' families and survivors, cannot be overestimated. While acknowledging this, it is important that lessons are learnt from tragedies such as these. This paper is presented with a view to assisting forensic odontologists in the investigation of complex incidents. PMID:12477640

Taylor, Paul T G; Wilson, Marie E; Lyons, Tim J

2002-12-01

435

Plasma Surface Presented as Array of Virtual Ports  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Calculations aimed at representing the plasma-vacuum boundary condition in real space are presented. Some ideas about how this representation can be used for power coupling analysis and antenna modeling are put forward. The relation between tangential electric and magnetic fields on the plasma surface is linear and customary expressed in the spectral domain for every partial wave via 2×2 plasma impedance matrix-Zp(ky,Kz). In this work, the tangential fields E drhookt and Bvec t on the plasma surface are projected on a suitably chosen set of basis functions. Then the linear operator relating the components E drhookt and Bvec t expressed in such a way is derived from the known matrix Zp(ky,Kz). It is shown that in this representation the plasma surface has properties similar to the array of ports of a microwave system and can be formally described by a corresponding impedance matrix in the way it is done in microwave analysis. The obtained representation can be exploited for deeper understanding of the RF power coupling to the plasmas, antenna modeling, measurements of plasma electromagnetic properties and for plasma modeling with suitably designed structures or metamaterials.

Kyrytsya, V.; Koch, R.

2009-11-01

436

Design technique for multiport combline couplers with single port excited  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The design and construction of a five-line ten-port codirectional coupler, is discussed, taking into account the case in which both the level of power coupled to the outputs and the relative phase relationships are to be controlled over the 2-4 GHz octave bandwidth. The equations defining an n-line system of coupled transmission lines are reduced to a form where the mode propagation constants may be handled independently of the other parameters, removing the need for an n x n diagonalisation. Error integrals, representing the deviation of the response from an arbitrarily specified required response for both phase and amplitude over any chosen bandwidth, are defined. A numerical method for the simultaneous reduction of these errors is outlined. A five-line equal-power-splitting design is given as an example. A physical coupler having an operational bandwidth of 2-4 GHz is constructed and its characteristics measured using a time-domain automatic network analyzer (TDANA). Theoretical and practical results are found to be in good agreement.

Herscher, B. A.; Carroll, J. E.

1982-04-01

437

Porting a lexicalized-grammar parser to the biomedical domain.  

PubMed

This paper introduces a state-of-the-art, linguistically motivated statistical parser to the biomedical text mining community, and proposes a method of adapting it to the biomedical domain requiring only limited resources for data annotation. The parser was originally developed using the Penn Treebank and is therefore tuned to newspaper text. Our approach takes advantage of a lexicalized grammar formalism, Combinatory Categorial Grammar (ccg), to train the parser at a lower level of representation than full syntactic derivations. The ccg parser uses three levels of representation: a first level consisting of part-of-speech (pos) tags; a second level consisting of more fine-grained ccg lexical categories; and a third, hierarchical level consisting of ccg derivations. We find that simply retraining the pos tagger on biomedical data leads to a large improvement in parsing performance, and that using annotated data at the intermediate lexical category level of representation improves parsing accuracy further. We describe the procedure involved in evaluating the parser, and obtain accuracies for biomedical data in the same range as those reported for newspaper text, and higher than those previously reported for the biomedical resource on which we evaluate. Our conclusion is that porting newspaper parsers to the biomedical domain, at least for parsers which use lexicalized grammars, may not be as difficult as first thought. PMID:19141332

Rimell, Laura; Clark, Stephen

2009-10-01

438

33 CFR 100.1307 - Special Local Regulations, Strait Thunder Performance, Port Angeles, WA.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...100.1307 Navigation and Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY REGATTAS AND MARINE PARADES SAFETY OF LIFE ON NAVIGABLE WATERS § 100.1307 Special Local Regulations, Strait Thunder Performance, Port...

2013-07-01

439

Determination of burning area and port volume in complex burning regions of a solid rocket motor  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

An analysis of the geometry of the burning in both star-cylindrical port interface regions and regions of partially inhibited slots is presented. Some characteristics parameters are defined and illustrated. Methods are proposed for calculating burning areas which functionally depend only on the total distance burned. According to this method, several points are defined where abrupt changes in geometry occur, and these are tracked throughout the burn. Equations are developed for computing port perimeter and port area at pre-established longitudinal positions. Some common formulas and some newly developed formulas are then used to compute burning surface area and port volume. Some specific results are presented for the solid rocket motor committed to the space shuttle project.

Kingsbury, J. A.

1977-01-01

440

Port Operational Performance Simulator (POPS). Version 1.0. User's Manual.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Military Traffic Management Command Transportation Engineering Agency (MTMCTEA) developed the port operational performance simulator (POP) computer model to assist planners in estimating the cargo throughout capability of marine terminals. The model y...

A. L. Snyder D. Henry

1987-01-01

441

29 CFR 783.35 - Employees serving as âwatchmenâ aboard vessels in port.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Various situations are presented with respect to employees rendering watchman or similar service aboard a vessel in port. Members...vessel is laid up for a considerable period, members of the crew rendering watchman or similar services aboard the vessel...

2013-07-01

442

76 FR 37192 - Lake Providence Port Commission-Trackage Rights Exemption-Delta Southern Railroad, Inc.  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...to grant overhead trackage rights to Lake Providence Port Commission...La., where the trackage rights line connects with a private...condition to this exemption, any employees affected by the trackage rights will be protected by the...

2011-06-24

443

33 CFR 165.814 - Security Zones; Captain of the Port Houston-Galveston Zone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS AND LIMITED ACCESS AREAS...junction with the Old Brazos River. (iii) The Dow Chemical plant, containing all waters of the Brazos Point Turning...

2013-07-01

444

78 FR 29336 - Intent To Prepare an Environmental Impact Statement for Arctic Deep Draft Ports Navigation...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Statement for Arctic Deep Draft Ports Navigation Improvements Feasibility Study AGENCY...study the feasibility of improving the navigation infrastructure in the vicinity of Norton...capable of meeting existing or anticipated navigation demands for multinational,...

2013-05-20

445

50 CFR 23.27 - What CITES documents do I present at the port?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...AND PLANTS (CONTINUED) CONVENTION ON INTERNATIONAL TRADE IN...shipments do not comply with the Convention. (b) U.S. port requirements...required; submit copy Pre-Convention document Required Required...submit copy Traveling-exhibition certificate Required...

2013-10-01

446

3D electromagnetic theory of ICRF multi PORT multi loop antenna.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In this report the theory of three dimensional antenna in Ion Cyclotron Resonance Frequency (ICRF) is developed for a plasma with circular magnetic surfaces. The multi loop antenna is located in ITER several ports. Circular plasma and antenna geometry pro...

V. L. Vdovin I. V. Kamenskij

1997-01-01

447

Type 2 Diabetes Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) Study. Abstract, Executive Summary, and Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Type II Diabetes PORT was a longitudinal observational study of utilization, quality, and effectiveness of care for this expensive and common condition. Patients (n = 3,500) of widely diverse socioeconomic, geographic and payment status were included,...

S. Greenfield S. H. Kaplan

1996-01-01

448

Porting, parallelization and performance evaluation experiences with massively parallel supercomputing system based on transputer.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This paper decribes the most important aspects and results obtained from the porting and parallelization of two programs, VPMC and EULERO, on a Meiko multiprocessor 'Computing Surface' system. The VPMC program was developed by ENEA (the Italian Agency for...

M. Fruscione P. Stofella F. Cleri M. Mazzeo P. Ornelli

1991-01-01

449

9 CFR 93.102 - Ports designated for the importation of birds.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Ports designated for the importation of birds. 93.102 Section 93.102 Animals and...PRODUCTS IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN ANIMALS, BIRDS, FISH, AND POULTRY, AND CERTAIN ANIMAL, BIRD, AND POULTRY PRODUCTS; REQUIREMENTS FOR...

2010-01-01

450

9 CFR 93.102 - Ports designated for the importation of birds.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Ports designated for the importation of birds. 93.102 Section 93.102 Animals and...PRODUCTS IMPORTATION OF CERTAIN ANIMALS, BIRDS, FISH, AND POULTRY, AND CERTAIN ANIMAL, BIRD, AND POULTRY PRODUCTS; REQUIREMENTS FOR...

2009-01-01

451

33 CFR 165.836 - Security Zone; Escorted Vessels, Mobile, Alabama, Captain of the Port.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Security Zone; Escorted Vessels, Mobile...Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) PORTS AND WATERWAYS...Guard District § 165.836 Security Zone; Escorted Vessels,...

2013-07-01

452

78 FR 68020 - Evaluation of Established Plant Pests for Action at Ports of Entry  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service [Docket No. APHIS-2013-0048] Evaluation of Established Plant Pests for Action at Ports of Entry AGENCY: Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, USDA....

2013-11-13

453

Real Time Digital Phase Shifters Utilizing 4-Port Single-Junction Latching Circulators.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The devices under development are real-time-delay digital phase shifters utilizing 4-port single-junction waveguide latching circulators. Ferrimagnetic material parameters as applied to this program are discussed. A theoretical investigation of the time d...

J. W. McManus B. K. Horne

1966-01-01

454

Real Time Digital Phase Shifters Utilizing 4-Port Single-Junction Latching Circulators.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The devices under development were real time delay digital phase shifters utilizing 4-port single-junction waveguide latching circulators. The operation and tuning models for the single-junction circulator are reviewed and the relation between ferrimagnet...

B. K. Horne J. W. McManus

1967-01-01

455

Evolutionary Optical Access Network: Port-share based Scalable WDM based Ethernet PON  

Microsoft Academic Search

Proposed scalable WDM based Ethernet PON aims to overcome small link capacity and ineffective link utilization of PONs by optimally combining TDM and WDM solutions while guaranteeing high port-share and flexibility required for evolutionary network.

NamUk Kim; Seung-Jin Lee; Minho Kang; TaeYeon Kim; Jeong-Ju Yoo; Byoung-Whi Kim

2007-01-01

456

Abdominal wall port site metastasis after robotically staged endometrial carcinoma: A case report  

PubMed Central

INTRODUCTION The incidence of port-site metastasis following robotic-assisted laparoscopic hysterectomy is unknown. PRESENTATION OF CASE We present a case of a 78-year-old female diagnosed with an incidental grade 3 endometrial adenocarcinoma on a final hysterectomy specimen. She subsequently underwent a robotic staging surgery with a gynecologic oncologist where nodal pathology was found to be negative; her final stage was 1B. One year following diagnosis, she developed a recurrence on her abdominal wall at the former port-sites with concomitant vaginal cuff recurrence. DISCUSSION We hypothesize possible modes of metastasis and present limited published data to date on port site metastasis following robotic hysterectomy for endometrial cancer. CONCLUSION This is the second reported case of port-site metastasis following robotic surgery for endometrial cancer.

Nguyen, My-Linh T.; Friedman, Jaclyn; Pradhan, Tana S.; Pua, Tarah L.; Tedjarati, Sean S.

2013-01-01

457

38. FLAG/ADMIRAL BRIDGE PORT LOOKING TO STARBOARD SHOWING RADAR ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

38. FLAG/ADMIRAL BRIDGE - PORT LOOKING TO STARBOARD SHOWING RADAR SCOPE, ADMIRAL'S CHAIR, GYRO REPEATER AND VARIOUS COMMUNICATION SYSTEMS. - U.S.S. HORNET, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Sinclair Inlet, Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA

458

33 CFR 165.749 - Security Zone: Escorted Vessels, Savannah, Georgia, Captain of the Port Zone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-07-01 false Security Zone: Escorted Vessels...GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) PORTS AND WATERWAYS SAFETY REGULATED NAVIGATION AREAS...Guard District § 165.749 Security Zone: Escorted...

2013-07-01

459

76 FR 44880 - Security Zone; Escorted Vessels in Captain of the Port Ohio Valley Zone  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of the Port must have the means to be aware of, detect, deter, intercept, and respond to asymmetric threats, acts of aggression, and attacks by terrorists on the American homeland while maintaining our freedoms and sustaining the flow of...

2011-07-27

460

Five-port optical router for photonic networks-on-chip.  

PubMed

We experimentally demonstrate a spatially non-blocking five-port optical router, which is based on microring resonators tuned through the thermo-optic effect. The characteristics of the microring-resonator-based switching element are investigated to achieve balanced performances in its two output ports. The optical router is fabricated on the SOI platform using standard CMOS processing. The effective footprint of the device is about 440×660 ?m2. The microring resonators have 3-dB bandwidths of larger than 0.31 nm (38 GHz), and extinction ratios of better than 21 dB for through ports and 16 dB for drop ports. Finally, 12.5 Gbps high-speed signal transmission experiments verify the routing functionality of the optical router. PMID:21997037

Ji, Ruiqiang; Yang, Lin; Zhang, Lei; Tian, Yonghui; Ding, Jianfeng; Chen, Hongtao; Lu, Yangyang; Zhou, Ping; Zhu, Weiwei

2011-10-10

461

Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment: Workshop Report, Torres Strait, Australia, Annex A.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Risk identification and mitigation are and have been ongoing activities within the Torres Strait area. As a step toward standardizing methodology, a formal Ports and Waterways Safety Assessment (PAWSA) for Torres Strait was conducted in Cairns, Australia,...

2004-01-01

462

View of compartment B126 port side. Note mess tables, hammock ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

View of compartment B-126 port side. Note mess tables, hammock hooks, ash hoist rails at top left and coal chute left of center. (047) - USS Olympia, Penn's Landing, 211 South Columbus Boulevard, Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, PA

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Analysis of Ballast Water Sampling Port Designs Using Computational Fluid Dynamics.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Analytical methods and computational fluid dynamics are used to describe flow conditions encountered at Naval Research Laboratory's Ballast Water Treatment Test Facility. Design tradeoffs are examined in the engineering of sample ports for collecting biol...

E. J. Lemieux J. F. Grant R. V. Richard

2008-01-01

464

14. Hold, port side,looking forward to mast and strongback, centerboard ...  

Library of Congress Historic Buildings Survey, Historic Engineering Record, Historic Landscapes Survey

14. Hold, port side,looking forward to mast and strongback, centerboard trunk to starboard. - Two-Sail Bateau E. C. COLLIER, Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum, Mills Street, Saint Michaels, Talbot County, MD

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9 CFR 93.805 - Ports of entry, inspection, and treatment.1  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...CONVEYANCE AND SHIPPING CONTAINERS Elephants, Hippopotami, Rhinoceroses, and Tapirs...regulations relevant to the importation of elephants, hippopotami, rhinoceroses, and tapirs...concerning ports of entry. (a) An elephant, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, or...

2009-01-01

466

9 CFR 93.805 - Ports of entry, inspection, and treatment. 1  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...CONVEYANCE AND SHIPPING CONTAINERS Elephants, Hippopotami, Rhinoceroses, and Tapirs...regulations relevant to the importation of elephants, hippopotami, rhinoceroses, and tapirs...concerning ports of entry. (a) An elephant, hippopotamus, rhinoceros, or...

2010-01-01

467

76 FR 18393 - Safety Zones: Fireworks Displays in the Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1531-1538) requires Federal agencies to assess...relationship between the Federal Government and...distribution of power and responsibilities between the Federal Government and...related management systems practices) that...Captain of the Port Columbia River Zone....

2011-04-04

468

Coupling of lateral grating displacement to the output ports of a diffractive Fabry-Perot cavity  

Microsoft Academic Search

Diffraction gratings have been proposed as core elements in future laser-interferometric gravitational wave detectors. In this paper, we use a steady-state technique to derive coupling of lateral grating displacement to the output ports of a diffractive Fabry-Perot cavity. By introducing a signal to noise ratio (SNR) for each of the three cavity output ports, the magnitudes of the noise sidebands

J. Hallam; S. Chelkowski; A. Freise; S. Hild; B. Barr; K. A. Strain; O. Burmeister; R. Schnabel

2009-01-01

469

Multi agent system to promote Electronic Data Interchange in port systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports the features of a web-based multi-agent system (MAS) which aims at supporting electronic data interchange (EDI) among seaport operators and providing interoperability among ports. The MAS architecture here proposed performs process automation, data integration, security and quality of managed information better than a tradional client-server. The case study is represented by the italian port of Taranto and

A. Amato; M. Calabrese; V. Di Lecce; A. Quarto

2008-01-01

470

Quasi-Lumped-Element 3- and 4Port Networks for MIC and MMIC Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Design and analysis techniques are presented for quasi-lumped-element Wilkinson divider\\/combiner networks (3-port) and branch-line couplers (4-port) for MIC\\/MMIC applications. The circuit area is reduced to less than 20 percent of conventional transmission line realizations at 4 GHz. Test results are presented for a CPW 10-dB coupler (2 x 2 mm) and an MIC 3-dB Wilkinson divider\\/combiner circuit (1.75 x 2.75

Ramesh K. Gupta; William J. Getsinger

1984-01-01

471

PortOS: an educational operating system for the Post-PC environment  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we describe PortOS, an educational operating system designed to complement undergraduate and graduate level classes on operating systems. PortOS is a complete user-level operating system project, with phases covering concurrency, synchronization, networking and file systems. It focuses particularly on ad hoc and peer-to-peer distributed computing on mobile devices. This paper discusses alternative approaches to operating system projects,

Benjamin Atkin; Emin Gün Sirer

2002-01-01

472

The design of a symmetrical diplexer composed of canonical Butterworth two-port networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

The authors study the design of a diplexer composed of two canonical Butterworth two-port networks having low-pass and high-pass characteristics. The problem can be simplified to that of choosing the order of the Butterworth response and determining the cutoff frequencies of the Butterworth two-port networks. To obtain a symmetrical diplexer characteristic, it is shown that the cutoff frequency of the

Z.-M. Wang; W.-K. Chen

1988-01-01

473

A 45nm dual-port SRAM with write and read capability enhancement at low voltage  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents circuit techniques to improve write and read capability for dual-port SRAM design fabricated in a 45nm low-power process. The write capability is enhanced by negative write biasing without any reduction in the cell current for the other port. The result shows 12% better improvement with just 1.9% area overhead. This technique has been verified successfully on 65nm

D. P. Wang; H. J. Liao; H. Yamauchi; Y. H. Chen; Y. L. Lin; S. H. Lin; D. C. Liu; H. C. Chang; W. Hwang

2007-01-01

474

Transdermal power transfer for recharging implanted drug delivery devices via the refill port  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a system for transferring power across a transdermal needle into a smart refill port for recharging implantable\\u000a drug delivery systems. The device uses a modified 26 gauge (0.46 mm outer diameter) Huber needle with multiple conductive\\u000a elements designed to couple with mechanical springs in the septum of the refill port of a drug delivery device to form an

Allan T. Evans; Srinivas Chiravuri; Yogesh B. Gianchandani

2010-01-01

475

Design of Dynamically Reconfigurable Real-Time Software Using Port-Based Objects  

Microsoft Academic Search

The port-based object is a new software abstraction for designing and implementing dynamically reconfigurable real-time software. It forms the basis of a programming model that uses domain-specific el- emental units to provide specific, yet flexible, guidelines to control engineers for creating and integrating software components. We use a port-based object abstraction, based on combining the notion of an object with

David B. Stewart; Richard A. Volpe; Pradeep K. Khosla

1997-01-01

476

Mach-Zehnder-based five-port silicon router for optical interconnects.  

PubMed

We propose and fabricate a five-port silicon optical router based on Mach-Zehnder interferometer switches. Only 10 switching elements and five low-loss waveguide crossings are required in our design. Through thermal control of the switching network, we successfully demonstrate 20 possible I/O paths of the five-port optical router at a data transmission rate of 32 Gb/s. The results here show great potential for application in ultrahigh-capacity optical interconnects. PMID:23938917

Li, Xianyao; Xiao, Xi; Xu, Hao; Li, Zhiyong; Chu, Tao; Yu, Jinzhong; Yu, Yude

2013-05-15

477

The impact of demand on cargo dwell time in ports in SSA  

Microsoft Academic Search

Long cargo dwell times in ports are a critical issue in Sub-Saharan African countries since they result in slow import processes and are bound to dramatically reduce trade. The main objective of this study is to analyze long dwell times'causes in ports in Sub-Saharan Africa from a shipper's perspective. The findings point to the crucial importance of private sector practices

Monica Beuran; Mohamed Hadi Mahihenni; Gael Raballand; Salim Refas

2012-01-01

478

Design of an encapsulated fused-silica grating for two-port beam splitting  

Microsoft Academic Search

An encapsulated rectangular-groove fused-silica grating as a highly efficient two-port beam splitter is presented, which is designed at a central wavelength of 1550nm under Littrow mounting. The design method of such a high-efficiency two-port beam splitter grating is mainly based on the simplified modal method with consideration of two beam interference of the modes excited by the incident wave. Meanwhile,

Wenting Sun; Changhe Zhou

2010-01-01

479

Marine fouling invasions in ports of Patagonia (Argentina) with implications for legislation and monitoring programs.  

PubMed

Ports are a key factor in the understanding and solving of most problems associated with marine invasive species across regional and global scales. Yet many regions with active ports remain understudied. The aim of this work was to (a) identify and quantify the marine fouling organisms in all Patagonian ports of Argentina classifying them as native, exotic or cryptogenic species through a rapid assessment survey and experimental studies, (b) survey the environmental and anthropogenic variables of these ports and (c) analyze and discuss these results in the light of the South America context for the study of marine invasive species, legislation and commerce. We found 247 fouling species, including 17 introduced, one of which is a new record for the region, and other 15 species currently considered cryptogenic species that will need further attention to clarify their status. The analysis of mobile and sessile taxa, together with the environmental variables measured in this study and the port movement, allow us to discuss individual ports' vulnerability to future introductions. This is the first large scale study performed for this region on this topic, and it will help in developing monitoring programs and early detection plans to minimize new species introductions along the marine coastline of southern South America. PMID:24999859

Schwindt, Evangelina; López Gappa, Juan; Raffo, María Paula; Tatián, Marcos; Bortolus, Alejandro; Orensanz, José María; Alonso, Gloria; Diez, María Emilia; Doti, Brenda; Genzano, Gabriel; Lagger, Cristian; Lovrich, Gustavo; Piriz, María Luz; Mendez, María Martha; Savoya, Verónica; Sueiro, María Cruz

2014-08-01

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Single-port Laparoscopic Reversal of Hartmann's Procedure: Technique and Results  

PubMed Central

In general, reversal of Hartmann's procedure is associated with a high morbidity and therefore leads to a low rate of intestinal restoration. Reversal of Hartmann's procedure has to be seen as a complex abdominal operation with the same possible complications as in other colorectal resections. By using the laparoscopic technique, operative access trauma by laparotomy can be minimized. After introducing single-port access into laparoscopic surgery beginning with cholecystectomies and sigmoid resections, we started with the first single-port laparoscopic reversal of Hartmann's procedure in January 2010. After excision of the colostoma, mobilization, and reponing into the abdominal cavity, the single-port trocar was placed at the stoma incision without any extra scar. We investigated whether the single-port laparoscopic reversal is as safely feasible as the “conventional” laparoscopic procedure. Till December 2010, single-port reversal operation was performed in 8 patients 2–4 months after Hartmann's procedure because of complicated diverticulitis. No conversion to “conventional” laparoscopic or open procedure was necessary in 1 patient one extra 5?mm trocar was used. The average operation time was 74?min. Except for one wound complication, the postoperative course was uncomplicated. The patients were discharged after 4 to 8 postoperative days. Single-port reversal of Hartmann's procedure has showed as a new method for minimizing the access trauma even further than “conventional” laparoscopic surgery.

Carus, Th.; Emmert, A.

2011-01-01

481

Stakeholder identification of advanced technology opportunities at international ports of entry  

SciTech Connect

As part of the Advanced Technologies for International and Intermodal Ports of Entry (ATIPE) Project, a diverse group of stakeholders was engaged to help identify problems experienced at inland international border crossings, particularly those at the US-Mexican border. The fundamental issue at international ports of entry is reducing transit time through the required documentation and inspection processes. Examples of other issues or problems, typically manifested as time delays at border crossings, repeatedly mentioned by stakeholders include: (1) lack of document standardization; (2) failure to standardize inspection processes; (3) inadequate information and communications systems; (4) manual fee and tariff collection; (5) inconsistency of processes and procedures; and (6) suboptimal cooperation among governmental agencies. Most of these issues can be addressed to some extent by the development of advanced technologies with the objective of allowing ports of entry to become more efficient while being more effective. Three categories of technologies were unambiguously of high priority to port of entry stakeholders: (1) automated documentation; (2) systems integration; and (3) vehicle and cargo tracking. Together, these technologies represent many of the technical components necessary for pre-clearance of freight approaching international ports of entry. Integration of vehicle and cargo tracking systems with port of entry information and communications systems, as well as existing industry legacy systems, should further enable border crossings to be accomplished consistently with optimal processing times.

Parker, S.K. [Sandia National Labs., Albuquerque, NM (United States). Energy Policy and Planning Dept.; Icerman, L. [Icerman and Associates, Santa Fe, NM (United States)

1997-01-01

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Single-Port Access Laparoscopic Hysterectomy: A New Dimension of Minimally Invasive Surgery  

PubMed Central

The fundamental idea is to have all of the laparoscopic working ports entering the abdominal wall through the same incision. Single-incision laparoscopic surgery is an alternative to conventional multiport laparoscopy. Single-access laparoscopy using a transumbilical port affords maximum cosmetic benefits because the surgical incision is hidden in the umbilicus and reduces morbidity of minimally invasive surgery. The advantages of single-access laparoscopic surgery may include less bleeding, infection, and hernia formation and better cosmetic outcome and less pain. The disadvantages and limitations include longer surgery time, difficulty in learning the technique, and the need for specialized instruments. This review summarizes the history of SPAL hysterectomy (single-port access laparoscopy), and emphasizes nomenclature, surgical technique, instrumentation, and perioperative outcomes. Specific gynecological applications of single-port hysterectomy to date are summarized. Using the PubMed database, the English-language literature was reviewed for the past 40 years. Keyword searches included scarless, scar free, single-port/trocar/incision, single-port access laparoscopic hysterectomy. Within the bibliography of selected references, additional sources were retrieved. The purpose of the present article was to review the development and current status of SPAL hysterectomy and highlight important advances associated with this innovative approach.

Liliana, Mereu; Alessandro, Pontis; Giada, Carri; Luca, Mencaglia

2011-01-01

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Incidence of Port-Site Incisional Hernia After Single-Incision Laparoscopic Surgery  

PubMed Central

Background and Objectives: Single-incision laparoscopic surgery is gaining popularity among minimally invasive surgeons and is now being applied to a broad number of surgical procedures. Although this technique uses only 1 port, the diameter of the incision is larger than in standard laparoscopic surgery. The long-term incidence of port-site hernias after single-incision laparoscopic surgery has yet to be determined. Methods: All patients who underwent a single-incision laparoscopic surgical procedure from May 2008 through May 2009 were included in the study. Single-incision laparoscopic surgical operations were performed either by a multiport technique or with a 3-trocar single-incision laparoscopic surgery port. The patients were seen at 30 to 36 months' follow-up, at which time they were examined for any evidence of port-site incisional hernia. Patients found to have hernias on clinical examination underwent repairs with mesh. Results: A total of 211 patients met the criteria for inclusion in the study. The types of operations included were cholecystectomy, appendectomy, sleeve gastrectomy, gastric banding, Nissen fundoplication, colectomy, and gastrojejunostomy. We found a port-site hernia rate of 2.9% at 30 to 36 months' follow-up. Conclusion: Port-site incisional hernia after single-incision laparoscopic surgical procedures remains a major setback for patients. The true incidence remains largely unknown because most patients are asymptomatic and therefore do not seek surgical aid.

Rainville, Harvey; Ikedilo, Ojinika; Vemulapali, Pratibha

2014-01-01

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Removal of Historic Low-Level Radioactive Sediment from the Port Hope Harbour - 13314  

SciTech Connect

At the Port Hope Harbour, located on the north shore of Lake Ontario, the presence of low-level radioactive sediment, resulting from a former radium and uranium refinery that operated alongside the Harbour, currently limits redevelopment and revitalization opportunities. These waste materials contain radium-226, uranium, arsenic and other contaminants. Several other on-land locations within the community of Port Hope are also affected by the low-level radioactive waste management practices of the past. The Port Hope Project is a community initiated undertaking that will result in the consolidation of an estimated 1.2 million cubic metres of the low-level radioactive waste from the various sites in Port Hope into a new engineered above ground long-term waste management facility. The remediation of the estimated 120,000 m{sup 3} of contaminated sediments from the Port Hope Harbour is one of the more challenging components of the Port Hope Project. Following a thorough review of various options, the proposed method of contaminated sediment removal is by dredging. The sediment from the dredge will then be pumped as a sediment-water slurry mixture into geo-synthetic containment tubes for dewatering. Due to the hard substrate below the contaminated sediment, the challenge has been to set performance standards in terms of low residual surface concentrations that are attainable in an operationally efficient manner. (authors)

Kolberg, Mark [Baird and Associates, 1267 Cornwall Rd., Suite 100, Oakville ON, L6J7T5 (Canada)] [Baird and Associates, 1267 Cornwall Rd., Suite 100, Oakville ON, L6J7T5 (Canada); Case, Glenn [Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Port Hope, ON (Canada)] [Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, Port Hope, ON (Canada); Ferguson Jones, Andrea [MMM Group Limited, Thornhill, ON (Canada)] [MMM Group Limited, Thornhill, ON (Canada)

2013-07-01

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Composite material pedestrian bridge for the Port of Bilbao  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Composite materials in comparison to traditional ones, steel and concrete, present advantages in civil works construction: lower weight, higher corrosion resistance (especially in the marine environment), and ease of installation. On the other hand, fabrication costs are generally higher. This is the reason why this technology is not widely used. This work illustrates the process followed for the design, fabrication and installation of a composite material pedestrian bridge in the Port of Bilbao (Northern Spain). In order to reduce the price of the bridge, the use of low cost materials was considered, therefore polyester resin was selected as the polymeric matrix, and glass fibres as reinforcement. Two material choices were studied. Currently in the market there is high availability of carbon nanoparticles: carbon nanotubes (CNT) and carbon nanofibres (CNF), so it was decided to add this kind of nanoparticles to the reference material with the objective of improving its mechanical properties. The main challenge was to transfer the CNT and CNF excellent properties to the polymeric matrix. This requires dispersing the nanoreinforcements as individual particles in the polymeric matrix to avoid agglomerates. For this reason, an advanced high shear forces dispersion technique (called "three roll mills") was studied and implemented. Also surface functionalization of the nanoreinforcements by chemical treatment was carried out. Herein, a comparison is performed between both materials studied, the explanation of the employment of the reference material (without nanoreinforcement) as the one used in the fabrication of the pedestrian bridge is justified and, finally, the main characteristics of the final design of the structural element are described.

Gorrochategui, I.; Manteca, C.; Yedra, A.; Miguel, R.; del Valle, F. J.

2012-09-01

486

COLOMBOS: Access Port for Cross-Platform Bacterial Expression Compendia  

PubMed Central

Background Microarrays are the main technology for large-scale transcriptional gene expression profiling, but the large bodies of data available in public databases are not useful due to the large heterogeneity. There are several initiatives that attempt to bundle these data into expression compendia, but such resources for bacterial organisms are scarce and limited to integration of experiments from the same platform or to indirect integration of per experiment analysis results. Methodology/Principal Findings We have constructed comprehensive organism-specific cross-platform expression compendia for three bacterial model organisms (Escherichia coli, Bacillus subtilis, and Salmonella enterica serovar Typhimurium) together with an access portal, dubbed COLOMBOS, that not only provides easy access to the compendia, but also includes a suite of tools for exploring, analyzing, and visualizing the data within these compendia. It is freely available at http://bioi.biw.kuleuven.be/colombos. The compendia are unique in directly combining expression information from different microarray platforms and experiments, and we illustrate the potential benefits of this direct integration with a case study: extending the known regulon of the Fur transcription factor of E. coli. The compendia also incorporate extensive annotations for both genes and experimental conditions; these heterogeneous data are functionally integrated in the COLOMBOS analysis tools to interactively browse and query the compendia not only for specific genes or experiments, but also metabolic pathways, transcriptional regulation mechanisms, experimental conditions, biological processes, etc. Conclusions/Significance We have created cross-platform expression compendia for several bacterial organisms and developed a complementary access port COLOMBOS, that also serves as a convenient expression analysis tool to extract useful biological information. This work is relevant to a large community of microbiologists by facilitating the use of publicly available microarray experiments to support their research.

Meysman, Pieter; Sanchez-Rodriguez, Aminael; De Smet, Riet; Lemmens, Karen; Fierro, Ana Carolina; Marchal, Kathleen

2011-01-01

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Incidence and risk factors for retinal vein occlusion at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital, Port Harcourt, Nigeria.  

PubMed

Objective: The objective of the following study is to determine the incidence of retinal vein occlusion (RVO) and identify the risk factors in RVO in patients presenting to a tertiary hospital in Rivers State. Materials and Methods: The medical records of consecutive patients with RVO who presented to the retina clinic of the eye Department of University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital over a 5 year period were retrieved. Information extracted from the data included the demographic data of patients, presenting visual acuity, history of systemic and ocular disease, blood pressure and intraocular pressure. Data was analyzed using the Statistical Package for Social Sciences 20.0. (IBM Corporation and its licensors 1989,2011). Results: Out of the 364 patients seen at the retina clinic during this period, 27 (7.4%) had RVO. Seven patients had bilateral disease. The incidence of RVO in the retinal clinic was 7.4%. Systemic hypertension, diabetes mellitus, hyperlipidemia and glaucoma were the main risk factors recorded in our patients. Central retinal vein occlusion (CRVO) 20 (74%) was more predominant than branch retinal vein occlusion (BRVO) 7 (26%). 21 eyes of patients with CRVO had visual acuities of < 3/60, while 7 eyes of patients with BRVO had visual acuities less than 3/60. Vitreous hemorrhage 10 (52.6%) was the most common complication encountered. All cases of non-perfused vein occlusion 4 (14.8%) were seen in patients who had CRVO. Conclusion: The incidence of RVO in our hospital is high. RVO is a significant cause of visual impairment, with CRVO being more common. Identifying associated risk factors and treating these could help reduce the incidence of RVO. PMID:24909470

Fiebai, B; Ejimadu, C S; Komolafe, R D

2014-01-01

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Learning and memory in the Port Jackson shark, Heterodontus portusjacksoni.  

PubMed

Basic understanding of the fundamental principles and mechanisms involved in learning is lacking for elasmobranch fishes. Our aim in this study was to experimentally investigate the learning and memory capacity of juvenile Port Jackson sharks, Heterodontus portusjacksoni. Sharks (N = 30) were conditioned over a 19-day period to associate an underwater LED light or stream of air-bubbles [conditioned stimulus (CS)] with a food reward [unconditioned stimulus (US)], using three procedures (delay, trace and control). During experiments, the CS signalled at a random time between 180 and 300 s for 30 s (six times per day). For the delay the US overlapped in time with the CS, for the trace the US delivered 10 s after the CS and for our control the US was delivered at random time between 180 and 300 s after the CS. H. portusjacksoni sharks trained in all procedures improved consistently in their time to obtain food, indicative of Pavlovian learning. Importantly, the number of sharks in the feeding area 5 s prior to CS onset did not change over time for any procedures. However, significantly more sharks were present 5 s after CS onset for delay for both air-bubble and light CS. Sharks trained in the delay and trace procedures using air-bubbles as the CS also displayed significantly more anticipatory behaviours, such as turning towards the CS and biting. Sharks trained with the light CS did not exhibit such behaviours; however, trace procedural sharks did show a significant improvement in moving towards the CS at its onset. At 20 and 40 days after the end of the conditioning experiments, some sharks were presented the CS without reward. Two sharks trained in the delay procedure using air-bubbles as the CS exhibited biting behaviours: one at 20 and the other at 40 days. This study demonstrates that H. portusjacksoni have the capacity to learn a classical conditioning procedure relatively quickly (30 trials during 5 days) and associate two time-separated events and retention of learnt associations for at least 24 h and possibly up to 40 days. PMID:23955028

Guttridge, Tristan L; Brown, Culum

2014-03-01

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Quantification of dynamic velopharyngeal port excursion following sphincter pharyngoplasty.  

PubMed

The sphincter pharyngoplasty is a surgical procedure designed to correct velopharyngeal dysfunction. Its advocates cite the theoretical advantage of its induction of dynamic activity of the neovelopharyngeal port, but this dynamic activity has yet to be quantitatively demonstrated in the literature. The purpose of this study was to quantify postoperative velopharyngeal dynamism and to document the results of intervention outcome on sphincteric excursion measurements from minimal-to-maximal orifice closure. We conducted a 7-year retrospective review of speech videofluoroscopy evaluations in patients who had undergone sphincter pharyngoplasty in our center. Between 1989 and 1994, there were 58 patients so treated for postpalatoplasty velopharyngeal dysfunction by two surgeons using the same operative technique. Patients for whom sphincter pharyngoplasty was recommended fulfilled both of the following criteria: (1) velopharyngeal dysfunction caused by an anatomic, myoneural, or combined deficiency of the velopharyngeal sphincter that would not be expected to be managed by speech therapy alone, and (2) preoperative videonasendoscopy and speech videofluoroscopic studies that demonstrated large-gap coronal, circular, or bow-tie closure patterns or velopharyngeal hypodynamism. Of the original 58 patients, 24 underwent postoperative speech videofluoroscopic evaluations with basal views. Of these, 20 of the evaluations (83 percent) were of adequate quality to be included in a research study. Still images showing maximum and minimum excursion of the sphincter in basal view were obtained. To test for observer reliability, the speech videofluoroscopic studies were randomized and presented for measurement to the same individual on two occasions, each session separated by a 1-month time interval. Topographic imaging software was used to obtain maximum and minimum measurements to within 0.1 mm. Partitioning the variance of the data showed that measurement variability was a very small portion of the total, and that difference between the minimum and maximum values was the largest source of variability. Of the total variability in the data, 64.0 percent originated in the minimum/maximum difference, 34.3 percent came from patient variability, and only 1.7 percent resulted from original or repeat measurements. The patient variability may be exaggerated because of variability in the scale of measurement. Results of this study indicate a quantifiable and statistically significant difference in maximum-to-minimum excursion of sphincteric closure. Sphincter pharyngoplasty appears to be dynamic in the majority of cases. PMID:9529202

Witt, P D; Marsh, J L; Arlis, H; Grames, L M; Ellis, R A; Pilgram, T K

1998-04-01

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Dislodgement of port-A catheters in pediatric oncology patients: 11 years of experience  

PubMed Central

Background Port-A catheters are frequently used in pediatric cancer patients. Their dislodgement is potentially seriously risky although the incidence is not high. We analyzed our 11 years of data to address this important problem. Methods From January 2001 to December 2011, 330 port-A catheters of different brands were implanted in pediatric cancer patients. In total, eight children suffered a dislodgement of their catheter. Their ages ranged from four to thirteen years, with a median age of ten. Five patients presented with catheter dysfunction, two presented with a cough and one was identified incidentally during surgery to remove his port. Results The downstream ends of the dislodged catheters were located in the right atrium (three patients), left pulmonary artery (three) and inferior vena cava (two). Six of the eight catheters were broken at the site of anastomosis to the port and the other two were broken halfway in between. All episodes of dislodgement happened after the chemotherapy regimen was completed. The dislodged catheters were successfully retrieved without complications by transcatheter retrieval using a gooseneck snare. Conclusions The dislodgment rate of port-A catheter in our series was 2.4%. Chest X-rays can rapidly detect the problem. Most of the catheters were broken at the site of anastomosis. Earlier explantation of port-A catheters after completing chemotherapy may be considered to avoid the dislodgement of catheters, but this needs to be weighed against the possibility of underlying disease recurrence. However, we should re-examine how long port-A catheters need to be retained after chemotherapy considering the improved cure rate of pediatric cancer.

2013-01-01

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Maximum and minimum return losses from a passive two-port network terminated with a mismatched load  

NASA Technical Reports Server (NTRS)

This article presents an analytical method for determining the exact distance a load is required to be offset from a passive two-port network to obtain maximum or minimum return losses from the terminated two-port network. Equations are derived in terms of two-port network S-parameters and load reflection coefficient. The equations are useful for predicting worst-case performances of some types of networks that are terminated with offset short-circuit loads.

Otoshi, T. Y.

1993-01-01

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Retrieval of embolized tip of port catheter from branch of right pulmonary artery using a macro snare catheter  

PubMed Central

Rupture of the silicon port catheter is a relatively rare complication. Ruptured part usually embolizes; therefore, removal of foreign body may be difficult. These ports usually migrate to right-sided chambers, main pulmonary arteries, and pulmonary subbranches. Different devices such as snares, basket catheters, and ablation catheters are utilized for retrieval. Hereby, we report successful extraction of an embolized 10-cm tip of a vascular access port using a macro snare catheter.

Durakoglugil, Murtaza Emre; Satiroglu, Omer; Erdivanli, Basar; Tufan, Gulnihal

2014-01-01

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Retrieval of embolized tip of port catheter from branch of right pulmonary artery using a macro snare catheter.  

PubMed

Rupture of the silicon port catheter is a relatively rare complication. Ruptured part usually embolizes; therefore, removal of foreign body may be difficult. These ports usually migrate to right-sided chambers, main pulmonary arteries, and pulmonary subbranches. Different devices such as snares, basket catheters, and ablation catheters are utilized for retrieval. Hereby, we report successful extraction of an embolized 10-cm tip of a vascular access port using a macro snare catheter. PMID:24936312

Bostan, Mehmet; Durako?lugil, Murtaza Emre; Satiro?lu, Omer; Erdivanli, Ba?ar; Tufan, Gülnihal

2014-06-01

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Removal of an Intraperitoneal Foreign Body Using a Single Port Laparoscopic Procedure  

PubMed Central

Background and Objectives: To remove a foreign body from the peritoneal cavity in laparoscopic surgery, 2 or 3 ports are usually used. We have recently performed such a removal using a single 10-mm transumbilical port, a 0-degree laparoscope, a Farabeuf retractor, and a laparoscopic grasping forceps. Methods: Two patients with ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter (V-P shunt) were admitted to our unit during the last year. They previously had a shunt catheter implanted for hydrocephalus of unknown cause. The complete migration of the ventriculoperitoneal shunt catheter into the peritoneal cavity was observed in these patients 12 and 7 years after the implantation. The laparoscopic removal of the migrated catheter was decided on. Its presence and location were confirmed by the use of a 0-degree laparoscope, through a 10-mm trocar port. The catheter was held and pulled out using a grasping forceps that was pushed in just beside the trocar port. Conclusion: The laparoscopic approach enables safe removal of a foreign body in the peritoneal cavity. The procedure can be performed using a single port.

Dabija, Marius; Ursulescu, Corina; Andronic, Dan; Vasiluta, Ciprian; Ursaru, Manuela

2011-01-01

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Case Study of Urban Residential Remediation and Restoration in Port Hope, Canada - 13250  

SciTech Connect

The Canadian Municipality of Port Hope, Ontario, is located some 100 km east of Toronto and has been the location of radium and/or uranium refining since the 1930's. Historically, these activities involved materials containing radium-226, uranium, arsenic and other contaminants generated by the refining process. In years past, properties and sites in Port Hope became contaminated from spillage during transportation, unrecorded, un-monitored or unauthorized diversion of contaminated fill and materials, wind and water erosion and spread from residue storage areas. Residential properties in Port Hope impacted by radioactive materials are being addressed by the Canadian federal government under programs administered by the Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Office (LLRWMO) and the Port Hope Area Initiative Management Office (PHAIMO). Issues that currently arise at these properties are addressed by the LLRWMO's Interim Waste Management Program (IWM). In the future, these sites will be included in the PHAIMO's Small Scale Sites (SSS) remedial program. The LLRWMO has recently completed a remediation and restoration program at a residential property in Port Hope that has provided learnings that will be applicable to the PHAIMO's upcoming SSS remedial effort. The work scope at this property involved remediating contaminated refinery materials that had been re-used in the original construction of the residence. Following removal of the contaminated materials, the property was restored for continued residential use. This kind of property represents a relatively small, but potentially challenging subset of the portfolio of sites that will eventually be addressed by the SSS program. (authors)

Geddes, Brian [AMEC Environment and Infrastructure, 140 Quarry Park Blvd., Calgary, AB, T2C 3G3 (Canada)] [AMEC Environment and Infrastructure, 140 Quarry Park Blvd., Calgary, AB, T2C 3G3 (Canada); DeJong, John [AMEC Environment and Infrastructure, Port Hope, ON (Canada)] [AMEC Environment and Infrastructure, Port Hope, ON (Canada); Owen, Michael [Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Office, 196 Toronto Road, Port Hope, ON, L1A 3V5 (Canada)] [Low-Level Radioactive Waste Management Office, 196 Toronto Road, Port Hope, ON, L1A 3V5 (Canada)

2013-07-01

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Transcutaneous port for continuous duodenal levodopa/carbidopa administration in Parkinson's disease.  

PubMed

Motor fluctuations in Parkinson's disease (PD) can be reduced by intraduodenal infusion of levodopa-carbidopa (Duodopa®) via percutaneous endoscopic gastrojejunostomy (PEG). We applied the transcutaneous soft-tissue anchored titanium port (T-port) in 15 PD patients with motor fluctuations; 7 Duodopa-naive (non-PEG), and 8 previously receiving Duodopa (former-PEG). Motor scores (UPDRS-III) and quality of life (QOL, PDQ-8) were assessed at baseline and 6 month follow-up. Six patients had local irritation shortly after implantation, persisting in one patient at 6 month follow-up, which led to explantation. After having finished the protocol, four T-ports were explanted in total. UPDRS-III and PDQ-8 scores improved moderately in the non-PEG patients, but remained similar in the former-PEG users. Two former-PEG users developed polyneuropathy. No obstructions, retractions, or leakages occurred. Technical and hygienic properties of the T-port were preferred by most patients. The T-port seems to be suitable for most PD patients qualifying for Duodopa therapy, although local infection may lead to explantation during longer-term follow-up. PMID:20960486

Meppelink, Anne Marthe; Nyman, Rickard; van Laar, Teus; Drent, Martje; Prins, Ted; Leenders, Klaus Leonhard

2011-02-01

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Practical solutions for reducing container ships' waiting times at ports using simulation model  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The main challenge for container ports is the planning required for berthing container ships while docked in port. Growth of containerization is creating problems for ports and container terminals as they reach their capacity limits of various resources which increasingly leads to traffic and port congestion. Good planning and management of container terminal operations reduces waiting time for liner ships. Reducing the waiting time improves the terminal's productivity and decreases the port difficulties. Two important keys to reducing waiting time with berth allocation are determining suitable access channel depths and increasing the number of berths which in this paper are studied and analyzed as practical solutions. Simulation based analysis is the only way to understand how various resources interact with each other and how they are affected in the berthing time of ships. We used the Enterprise Dynamics software to produce simulation models due to the complexity and nature of the problems. We further present case study for berth allocation simulation of the biggest container terminal in Iran and the optimum access channel depth and the number of berths are obtained from simulation results. The results show a significant reduction in the waiting time for container ships and can be useful for major functions in operations and development of container ship terminals.

Sheikholeslami, Abdorreza; Ilati, Gholamreza; Yeganeh, Yones Eftekhari

2013-12-01

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Feasibility of a novel extraperitoneal two-port laparoendoscopic approach for radical prostatectomy: an initial study.  

PubMed

The aim of this study was to describe the surgical technique and to report the early outcomes of an original extraperitoneal two-port laparoendoscopic approach for radical prostatectomy. A total of 22 consecutive patients diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer (cT1c, cT2N0) were operated on and included in this analysis. A multichannel port with three 5-mm trocars, providing easier instrument handling, was inserted extraperitoneally through a 2.5-cm lower umbilical "U" incision. An additional 12-mm port was inserted into the left fossa to allow an adequate working angle to facilitate the most critical steps of the surgical procedures. The operation was successfully completed in all patients; one patient required an additional 5-mm port to control bleeding. The median operation time was 259 min (range 207-453 min), and the fluid loss, including urine and blood, was 946 mL (range 257-1821 mL). The median Foley catheter indwelling period was 6 days (range 3-11 days) after surgery. No intraoperative complications occurred. Judging from this initial trial, this procedure can be safely carried out if the surgeon is familiar with conventional five-port laparoscopic radical prostatectomy. PMID:23216420

Nakane, Akihiro; Akita, Hidetoshi; Okamura, Takehiko; Ando, Ryosuke; Kobayashi, Takahiro; Naiki, Taku; Yasui, Takahiro; Kohri, Kenjiro

2013-07-01

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Laparoscopic ovariectomy in dogs using a single-port multiple-access device.  

PubMed

The aim of this case series was to describe a novel technique of single-incision laparoscopic ovariectomy in dogs using the SILS Port (Covidien), a single-port multiple-access device, in 40 client-owned dogs. A single 3 cm incision was made caudal to the umbilicus and the SILS Port device was bluntly introduced. Three cannulae were inserted in the SILS Port through the access channels. In the first 20 cases, a transabdominal suspension suture was used to transfix the ovaries. In all cases, ovariectomy was performed using a standard straight non-roticulated laparoscopic grasper and a vessel sealer/divider device. Mean (sd) duration of the ovarian resection was 25.1 (6.1) minutes (range 16 to 39 minutes). In five dogs (with transabdominal suspension suture), minor bleeding in the mesovarium or in the spleen was observed. Since the SILS Port allows simultaneous use of two instruments and a telescope through a single incision, the suspension suture is not mandatory. The lack of a transabdominal suspension suture increased collision between instruments and the telescope, but triangulation capabilities remained sufficient to achieve visualisation, sufficient manoeuvrability and safe vessel sealer/divider device application. The time to perform ovarian resection remained unaltered with or without suspension suture and regardless of the fat score of the ovarian ligament. Complications were less frequent without a suspension suture. PMID:22706035

Manassero, M; Leperlier, D; Vallefuoco, R; Viateau, V

2012-07-21

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DECONTAMINATION OF DREDGED MATERIAL FROM THE PORT OF NEW YORK AND NEW JERSEY.  

SciTech Connect

The Port of New York and New Jersey ranks first in the United States in volume of petroleum products handled each year. In addition, many refineries are in operation on the New Jersey side of the Port. These activities have led to the discharge of significant amounts of petroleum hydrocarbons into the waters of the New York/New Jersey region. Intense industrial and commercial activities have also brought about major inputs of other organic and inorganic contaminants as would be expected in an industrialized, heavily populated urban port. Sediments that then are contaminated are a major problem for the region since they can no longer be disposed of by the traditional method of ocean disposal following the dredging operations required for the efficient operation of the Port. Decontamination and beneficial reuse of the dredged materials is one component of a comprehensive dredged material management plan being developed by the US Army Corps of Engineers. A demonstration decontamination project extending from bench- to field-scale operations is now in progress in the Port, and its current status and relevance for other regions is summarized.

JONES,K.W.; STERN,E.A.; DONATO,K.R.; CLESCERI,N.L.

1999-06-01