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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

Port-Wine Stain  

MedlinePLUS

newsletter | contact Share | Port-Wine Stain A parent's guide for infants and babies A A A This is a three-month-old infant with a port-wine stain. Overview A port-wine stain is a type of birthmark that is caused by a ...

4

Port regionalization: towards a new phase in port development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Logistics integration and network orientation in the port and maritime industry have redefined the functional role of ports in value chains and have generated new patterns of freight distribution and new approaches to port hierarchy. Existing models on the spatial and functional evolution of ports and port systems only partially fit into the new freight distribution paradigm. This paper aims

Theo E. Notteboom; Jean-Paul Rodrigue

2005-01-01

5

Port-centric logistics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to examine traditional, current and emerging roles played by ports in the context of logistics and supply chain management practice and strategy. The paper also seeks to elaborate the emerging concept of port-centric logistics. Design\\/methodology\\/approach – The paper draws its insights and conclusions from a review of the literature, and an analysis

John Mangan; Chandra Lalwani; Brian Fynes

2008-01-01

6

78 FR 41190 - Deepwater Port License Application: Liberty Natural Gas LLC, Port Ambrose Deepwater Port  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. USCG-2013-0363] Deepwater Port License Application: Liberty Natural Gas LLC, Port Ambrose Deepwater Port AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION:...

2013-07-09

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78 FR 42588 - Deepwater Port License Application: Liberty Natural Gas LLC, Port Ambrose Deepwater Port  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Maritime Administration [Docket No. USCG-2013-0363] Deepwater Port License Application: Liberty Natural Gas LLC, Port Ambrose Deepwater Port AGENCY: Maritime Administration, Department of Transportation. ACTION:...

2013-07-16

8

Oregon Ports Study - 1980.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study identifies port and land resource needs and integrates these into statewide comprehensive planning process. The major purposes of this study are to provide citizens, industry and local, state and federal government agencies a common, uniform sou...

1980-01-01

9

Cardiac Arrhythmia Port.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The overall goal of the Cardiac Arrhythmia PORT was to identify the best strategies to prevent sudden cardiac death among patients with known heart disease. The authors documented substantial increases over time in specialized testing and use of implantab...

M. A. Hlaky

2000-01-01

10

Coal and ports seminar, proceedings  

SciTech Connect

Following some introductory speeches, papers are presented on: coal supply and demand; coal logistics; the port role; regional coal port potential and needs; coal port development; developing coal port capabilities - private sector; the public role - state and local; and the public role - federal.

Not Available

1981-01-01

11

PsycPORT.com  

NSDL National Science Digital Library

Created a few months ago, but only recently completed, PsycPORT offers a substantial collection of psychology resources for professionals and interested users. Designed as a portal for psychology information, PsycPORT features breaking psychology news stories; information on forthcoming and current books; recent tables of contents, abstracts, and some full-text articles for related journals; PsycINFO Direct, a fee-based abstract database (free demo available); and access to PsychCrawler, the APA's psychology search engine (reviewed in the August 25, 1998 Scout Report for Social Sciences).

12

The Game Port Connection.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Provides ideas for using the same port connection of personal computers to interface with laboratory instruments. Contains specific instructions on how to build transducers. Includes plans and diagrams for thermistors and light meters as well as computer programs for displaying instrument readings on monitors. (TW)

Sievers, Dennis

1986-01-01

13

Port Operational Marine Observing System  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

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

2009-01-01

14

Coal ports and environmental considerations  

Microsoft Academic Search

The following papers were presented: existing and potential West Coast coal ports; Asian demand; how coal is marketed; visualizing a Puget Sound coal terminal; are any more coal ports needed; West Coast coal port development; railroads; slurry pipelines; water transport\\/safety; air quality impacts of coal terminal operations: actual problems; engineering solution to fugitive dust emissions at coal terminals; water quality

Dyer

1983-01-01

15

Port Card Moduel  

SciTech Connect

The Port Card will be one link in the data acquisition system for the D0 Silicon Vertex Detector. This system consists of the following parts, starting at the detector: Silicon strip detectors are mounted in a spaceframe and wire-bonded to custom bare-die integrated circuits (SVX-II chips) that digitize the charge collected by the strips. The 128-channel chips are mounted on a High-Density Interconnect (HDI) that consists of a small flex circuit that routes control signals and eight data bits for each of three to ten chips onto a common data bus. A cable then routes this bus approximately thirty feet out from the detector to the Port Card. The Port Card houses a commercial chipset that serializes the data in real time and converts the signal into laser light impulses that are then transmitted through a multi-mode optical fiber about 150 feet to a Silicon Acquisition & Readout board (SAR). Here, the data is transformed back to parallel electrical signals that are stored in one of several banks of FIFO memories. The FIFOs place their data onto the VME backplane to a VME Buffer Driver (VBD) which stores the event data in buffers for eventual readout over a thirty-two signal ribbon cable to the Level Two Computers and subsequent tape storage. Control and sequencing of the whole operation starts with the Silicon Acquisition/Readout Controller (SARC) working in tandem with the D0 Clock System. The SARC resides in the same VME crate as the SARs, and transforms signals from the Trigger System into control codes distributed to the various Port Cards via optical fibers operating at 53 Mb/s. It is through these control codes that data taking operations such as data-acquisition, digitization, readout, and various resets can be carried out. The Port Card receives the control codes and manipulates the SVX-II chips in the proper way to effect proper data taking. There will be a total of about 700,000 channels, which translates into about 5580 SVX-II chips, 66 to 100 Port Cards, 66 to 100 SARs, and four to eight SARCs.

Utes, M.; /Fermilab

1994-05-02

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78 FR 37878 - Deepwater Port License Application: Liberty Natural Gas LLC, Port Ambrose Deepwater Port  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...of the Application Liberty Natural Gas, LLC is proposing to construct...own, and operate a liquefied natural gas (LNG) deepwater port...application submitted by Liberty Natural Gas, LLC in 2010. Port...acknowledged and considered in the processing of the Port Ambrose...

2013-06-24

17

Robotics for port security  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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 Angeles (POLA) and Long Beach (POLB) in July of 2003. POLA & POLB are responsible for moving over 30% of the United States trade goods. Queues of 54" container trucks routinely exceed 100 trucks, extending for over a mile from the port entrances. Spotted equipment and convoys at staging areas are a high visibility and value assets to a terrorist incident. The POLA/POLB scenario is also representative of TRANSCOM operations at the port of Basra during current operation in Iraq. The California Highway Patrol is responsible for physically inspecting these vehicles for roadworthiness and contraband, a dangerous and dirty job. We will also discuss the use of ODIS robots for this task.

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

2004-09-01

18

The ITER port limiter design  

Microsoft Academic Search

The limiters in the International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) have been relocated to equatorial ports in order to improve their operability and maintenance. This position reduces to a minimum the total first wall (FW) area subjected to high heat fluxes with resulting savings in component costs along with those in the associated cooling water system. Installation in the ports allows

A. Cardella; A. Lodato; H. D. Pacher; R. R. Parker; K. Ioki; G. Janeschitz; D. Lousteau; R. Raffray; M. Yamada; C. Gusic

1998-01-01

19

Mitigation planning for port development  

Microsoft Academic Search

Port expansions frequently result in adverse environmental impacts that require mitigation to preserve living marine resources. A systems analysis approach was used to select the location and design of an artificial reef that was part of the mitigation required for redevelopment of the Port of Wilmington, Delaware. Multiple Attribute Decision Making (MADM) and decision risk analysis (via network simulation) were

Daniel J. Sheehy; Susan F. Vik

1988-01-01

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50 CFR 24.12 - Designated ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Agriculture ports at Hilo, Hawaii, and Chicago, Illinois, are designated ports...Agriculture ports at Atlanta, Georgia; Chicago, Illinois; Baltimore, Maryland...Honolulu, Hawaii Wailuku, Maui, Hawaii Chicago, Illinois Baton Rouge, Louisiana...

2012-10-01

21

Economic Importance of the Belgian Ports : Report 2005. Flemish maritime ports and Liège port complex  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is an annual publication issued by the Microeconomic Analysis service of the National Bank of Belgium. The Flemish maritime ports - Antwerp, Ghent, Ostend, Zeebrugge - and the Autonomous Port of Liège play a major role in their respective regional economies and in the Belgian economy, not only in terms of industrial activity but also as intermodal centres

Frédéric Lagneaux

2007-01-01

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Two-port total laparoscopic hysterectomy with a multichannel port.  

PubMed

Total laparoscopic hysterectomy (TLH) is often performed in many countries. TLH has been shown to involve shorter hospital stays, as well as less bleeding and postoperative pain, than conventional abdominal hysterectomy. The skin incision for the laparoscopy is smaller than that of the laparotomy, but multiple incisions may decrease the cosmetic satisfaction of patients. The multiple puncture sites also increase the cost of trocars and trocar-associated complications, such as bleeding, hernias, and wound infection. Therefore, in this paper we introduce a two-port TLH technique with a multichannel port employing the transumbilical one-port technique performed by Ryu et al. To perform a two-port TLH, the ancillary 5-mm trocar was inserted at the left iliac fossa under laparoscopic view. The inserted umbilical trocar was removed and the skin incision was extended about 1.5 cm. An Alexis wound retractor XS (Applied Medical) was inserted through the extended umbilical wound. The wrist portion of a 6 (1/2) rubber glove covered the wound retractor, and two trocars were inserted into the fingers of the glove and ligated with rubber bands. A 5- or 10-mm laparoscope and atraumatic forceps were inserted through the umbilical port. TLH was performed in the usual manner. This two-port method would be cost-effective considering the conventional laparoscopic instruments. The development of multichannel trocars and minimized laparoscopic devices may confer less invasive operative techniques that also cause less scarring. PMID:19243267

Yi, Sang Wook; Park, Han Moie; Lee, Sang Soo; Park, Sun Min; Lee, Hyun Mee; Sohn, Woo Seok

2009-04-01

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75 FR 51243 - Trade Mission to the Port of Veracruz  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...reception with industry contacts. --Breakfast with Port of Veracruz operators...7--Mexico City-Port of Veracruz Breakfast on their own Trip to the Port of Veracruz...contacts December 8--Port of Veracruz Breakfast meeting with Port of Veracruz...

2010-08-19

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A decision support system for port selection  

Microsoft Academic Search

A number of studies have been carried out on the factors determining port choice, derived from the perspectives of shippers, carriers or both. Recently, some studies using multi-criteria analysis, more specifically Saaty's analytical hierarchy process (AHP), have been undertaken to address port competitiveness and port selection by shipping lines. Based on a review of the literature on port selection, this

Jasmine Siu Lee Lam; Jing Dai

2012-01-01

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9 CFR 97.1 - Overtime work at laboratories, border ports, ocean ports, and airports. 1  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-01-01 false Overtime work at laboratories, border ports, ocean ports, and airports. 1 97.1 Section 97.1 Animals... § 97.1 Overtime work at laboratories, border ports, ocean ports, and airports. 1 1 For designated ports of...

2013-01-01

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The VisPort Project: Visualization of Port Logistics  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|There is concern about the diminishing availability of skilled personnel that can operate in the wide variety of disciplines associated with port operations. Increasing cargo volume, combined with a shrinking workforce, could potentially create alarming situations in the future, hence the motivation to publicize to current students the breadth…

Katsioloudis, Petros J.; Watson, Ginger

2011-01-01

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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

28

Port Clarence Skywave Interference Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Port Clarence signal on the Gulf of Alaska (7960) chain is frequently declared unusable (blinked) because the envelope-to-cycle difference (ECD) observed at the Fairbanks monitor is out of tolerance. In February, 1993, we installed a data acquisition ...

B. B. Peterson K. C. Gross E. A. Chamberlin E. B. Sheppard

1993-01-01

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Texas Port eyes phased construction  

SciTech Connect

The Texas Deepwater Port Authority might be built piecemeal since only seven companies have made nonbinding expressions to supply throughput of 550,000 bbl/day for the port. The Port Authority needs commitments for 1.4 million bbl/day from shippers before it could sell bonds to finance the $843 million construction cost of the originally planned 2.5 million bbl/day facility. The Louisiana Offshore Oil Port Inc. (LOOP) project will be finished during the first quarter of 1981, rather than during the originally scheduled fourth quarter of 1980, due to the greater than expected time required for drilling and leaching of salt domes for crude storage. Environmental concerns engendered by the Burmah Agate fire for the Pelican Terminal Corporation near Galveston, Texas. The Nueces County Navigation District Deeport project in the Corpus Christi area, which calls for the dredging of an 80 ft deep, 10 mi long approach channel as well as docking and turning basins, is being delayed out of concern that the dredging spoils would damage wetlands.

Not Available

1980-01-21

30

Single port Billroth I gastrectomy  

PubMed Central

Introduction: Experience has allowed increasingly complex procedures to be undertaken by single port surgery. We describe a technique for single port Billroth I gastrectomy with a hand-sewn intracorporeal anastomosis in the resection of a benign tumour diagnosed incidentally on a background of cholelithiasis. Materials and Methods: Single port Billroth I gastrectomy and cholecystectomy was performed using a transumbilical quadport. Flexible tipped camera and straight conventional instruments were used throughout the procedure. The stomach was mobilised including a limited lymph node dissection and resection margins in the proximal antrum and duodenum were divided with a flexible tipped laparoscopic stapler. The lesser curve was reconstructed and an intracorporal hand sewn two layer end-to-end anastomosis was performed using unidirectional barbed sutures. Intraoperative endoscopy confirmed the anastomosis to be patent without leak. Results: Enteral feed was started on the day of surgery, increasing to a full diet by day 6. Analgesic requirements were a patient-controlled analgesia morphine pump for 4 postoperative days and paracetamol for 6 days. There were no postoperative complications and the patient was discharged on the eighth day. Histology confirmed gastric submucosal lipoma. Discussion: As technology improves more complex procedures are possible by single port laparoscopic surgery. In this case, flexible tipped cameras and unidirectional barbed sutures have facilitated an intracorporal hand-sewn two layer end-to-end anastomosis. Experience will allow such techniques to become mainstream.

Huddy, Jeremy R; Jamal, Karim; Soon, Yuen

2013-01-01

31

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

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Reflection Amplification with Active Two-Ports.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report contains the results obtained from a study of reflection amplification with active two-ports. A design theory of the transistor reflection amplifiers based on the fundamental properties of active two-ports and broadband equlization of prescrib...

W. Ku P. Ver Planck C. Chao J. Anderson

1967-01-01

33

Mohammedia Port Petroleum Expansion Project: Definitional Mission.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Moroccan Office of Port Operations (ODEP) requests that the US Trade and Development Program (TDP) provide a grant for a conceptual design study for constructing a second petroleum loading dock (Berth C dock) at the Mohammedia Port petroleum terminal....

L. Gillespie R. E. Gillespie W. McGee

1992-01-01

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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

35

Multi-Ported Diverter Valve Assembly.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The metallic housing of a diverter valve assembly has a plurality of threaded positioned inserts therein through which different port passage paths are established with a multi-ported ball valve element angularly displace able inside the housing while sea...

J. F. Korczynski P. D. Conroy

1997-01-01

36

7 CFR 354.1 - Overtime work at border ports, sea ports, and airports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 2009-01-01 false Overtime work at border ports, sea ports...AND USER FEES § 354.1 Overtime work at border ports, sea ports...Sunday or holiday or unscheduled overtime work to which the 2-hour...

2009-01-01

37

7 CFR 354.1 - Overtime work at border ports, sea ports, and airports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Overtime work at border ports, sea ports...AND USER FEES § 354.1 Overtime work at border ports, sea ports...Sunday or holiday or unscheduled overtime work to which the 2-hour...

2010-01-01

38

Real Options for port infrastructure investments  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ports are a vital part of the maritime transportation system. The urgent need for redevelopment of older ports and investments in port expansions, and the dilemma of a long payback time etched with uncertainty calls for new strategies. Flexibilities in a (real) system, that enable it to change according to the future that unfolds, are known as real options. An

P. Taneja; M. E. Aartsen; J. A. Annema; M. van Schuylenburg

2010-01-01

39

Port Site Recurrences after Laparoscopic Surgery  

Microsoft Academic Search

Port site metastasis has been a surprising event after laparoscopic procedures in cancer patients. No clear data exist about this phenomenon. The aim of this study is to summarize current epidemiologic knowledge about the risk of this complication. A review of all case reports about port site recurrences was undertaken. To date, 164 cases of port site metastases after videoscopic

B. Schaeff; V. Paolucci; J. Thomopoulos

1998-01-01

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46 CFR 171.116 - Port lights.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...or Weather Deck § 171.116 Port lights. (a) A vessel may have port lights below the bulkhead deck ifâ (1...150 gross tons; and (2) It is in ocean service. (b) All port lights in a space must be non-opening if...

2010-10-01

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46 CFR 171.116 - Port lights.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...or Weather Deck § 171.116 Port lights. (a) A vessel may have port lights below the bulkhead deck ifâ (1...150 gross tons; and (2) It is in ocean service. (b) All port lights in a space must be non-opening if...

2009-10-01

42

Transanal single port surgery: selecting a suitable access port in a porcine model.  

PubMed

Single port surgery of rectal tumors may be associated with a shorter learning curve and fewer costs than transanal endoscopic microsurgery. The authors aimed to select the most optimal single access port for transanal employment. Four single access ports (GelPOINT, TriPort, SSL Access System, and SILS) were tested in 2 pigs. Insertion feasibility and intraoperative features of each port were assessed. A rectal excision was attempted using the most suitable port. Insertion of GelPOINT was impossible. SILS and TriPort were easily inserted; however, insufficient stability demanded manual fixation. CO2 leaked through the TriPort trocar ports. Insertion of the 2-cm SSL Access System retractor was difficult, but pneumorectum and surgical circumstances were favorable. Single port transanal surgery may be a promising alternative for transanal endoscopic microsurgery. The SSL Access System was found the most suitable for this indication in a porcine model. PMID:22064488

Barendse, Renée M; Verlaan, Tessa; Bemelman, Willem A; Fockens, Paul; Dekker, Evelien; Nonner, Joost; de Graaf, Eelco J R

2011-11-06

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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

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Understanding Environmental Security At Ports And Harbors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Port and harbors have expanded dramatically in the last few decades at a pace driven by rapid globalization of commercial\\u000a trade and industrial activity, population expansion in marine regions, and the transfer of public and private wealth to coastal\\u000a recreation. The impacts of ports on coastal environments can be considerable. The development of industrial facilities at\\u000a ports and associated demands

Richard J. Wenning; S. E. Apitz; Alper Baba; M. Citron; Katherine Elliott; N. Al-Halasah; Lawrence Kapustka; Mihaela Lazarescu; M. Mohamed; Rob Rutjes

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Laparoscopic Assisted Two Port Open Appendicectomy  

PubMed Central

Objectives The laparoscopic appendicectomy can be performed using one to several ports. We present our experience of two port laparoscopic assisted open appendicectomy. The objective was to assess the results retrospectively in terms of complications and its limitations. Methods Between years 1998-2007, a two port laparoscopic assisted appendectomy was attempted in 2380 adult patients with suspected appendicitis. The patients with localized or generalized peritonitis were included. The appendicectomy was performed via an assisted two port method using 10 mm umbilical optical port and another 10 mm port in right iliac fossa. The children aged 12 and below and pregnant patients were excluded. All patients had their laparoscopic appendicectomy within 48 hours of admission. Results Two port laparoscopic assisted appendicectomy was successful in 86.9% of cases. Acute appendicitis was the cause of acute abdomen in 88.9% of the patients. The accessory port was required in 8.5% of patients to complete the appendicectomy and the conversion rate to open was 4.6%. The mean operation time was 25 minutes and the mean hospital stay was 1.5 days. The port site infection was seen in 14, bleeding in 20, parietal wall abscess in three cases and intra-abdominal abscesses in 4 patients. Conclusion This approach is simple, can be converted to total intracorporeal by inserting accessory port or to open appendicectomy when required and has advantage of full laparoscopy of abdomen. It has its limitations in cases of extreme obesity, thick mesentery, gangrenous appendix, very large and thick appendix, and difficulty in finding the appendix, control of bleeding, division of adhesions and to deal with other associated pathology. Cost was minimized by using non-disposable port. The overall morbidity was low. There were no specific complications related to this technique and incidence of port site infection was similar to other approaches of laparoscopic appendicectomy.

Golash, Vishwanath

2008-01-01

46

Greening Port Misery: Marketing the Green Face of Waterfront Redevelopment in Port Adelaide, South Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Port Adelaide is on the cusp of an urban renaissance. Once a thriving industrial centre, economic restructuring has left the Port in a vulnerable position. Suffering from the ills of economic and environmental decline, collaborative efforts between the South Australian State Government and private sector property developers have aimed to transform the Port to a cosmopolitan and progressive landscape. While

Gertrude Szili; Matthew W Rofe

2007-01-01

47

A derivation of a class of 3-port baluns from symmetrical 4-port networks  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes an approach in deriving the general conditions that need to be satisfied for a class of 3-port baluns. This is done by analyzing the behavior of a general symmetrical 4-port network when one of the ports is terminated with an arbitrary impedance. These conditions will be useful in devising new balun structures and in deriving exact design

Yoke Choy Leong; Kian Sen Ang; Chee How Lee

2002-01-01

48

Port-Oriented Landside Logistics in Australian Ports: A Strategic Framework  

Microsoft Academic Search

Even the most cursory examination of port-oriented, landside freight systems suggests at best partial policy frameworks and at worst a serious policy vacuum. In Australia – and certainly at the ports of Melbourne and Sydney – port-adjacent and inner-city gridlock is driving the mantra of ‘more containers on rail’. This paper cautions against defining policy and strategy for landside logistics

Ross Robinson

2006-01-01

49

Modeling the effects of port disasters  

Microsoft Academic Search

Weather or terrorism-related disasters at seaports can lead to significant economic losses from vessel and cargo delays. In times of such disasters, port capacities and optimal shipment routings would change rapidly, requiring near real-time analyses for planning response operations. To address this challenge, we offer a decision support system to help port networks analyze disaster response scenarios. As part of

Jomon Aliyas Paul; Michael J Maloni

2010-01-01

50

Port – site metastases following bariatric surgery  

Microsoft Academic Search

Morbid obesity is a huge problem of the twenty-first century, mostly treated by bariatric surgery. The authors report the case of a patient with port site metastases from an unknown rectal adenocarcinoma when bariatric surgery took place. Implants in the site of the subcutaneous access port to the band are problematic, particularly in patients with occult intra-abdominal malignancy. This case

Susana Alexandra Rodrigues Graça; Sílvia Costa; Joana Ferreira; Jorge Maciel

2011-01-01

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46 CFR 171.116 - Port lights.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 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...

2012-10-01

52

46 CFR 171.116 - Port lights.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 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...

2011-10-01

53

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

54

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

55

Hybrid Single-Port Cholecystectomy in Children  

PubMed Central

Background and Objectives: Multiple single-port or single-incision techniques have been successfully implemented for laparoscopic cholecystectomy in adults and children. These techniques require either a large multichannel port or a larger skin incision to accommodate multiple ports or instruments. Inspired by a first generation single-port instrument, we developed a safe and effective technique for a single-port laparoscopic cholecystectomy with virtually scarless results. Methods: Over a 14-mo period, 20 patients (19 females, 1 male) underwent the hybrid single-port cholecystectomy. A straight 10-mm Storz telescope with inbuilt 6-mm working channel in combination with 2 portless 2.3-mm percutaneous graspers was used. The dissection is carried out with 43-cm bariatric length instruments. The cystic artery and duct are sealed with WECK Hem-o-lok clips or the Harmonic scalpel. Results: Range (mean) age: 7.7 y to 19.5 y (15.5), BMI: 11.6kg/m2 to 42.3kg/m2 (27), operative duration 48 min to 120 min (79), postoperative length of stay: 5 h to 78 h (24). Diagnosis: 13 patients cholecystolithiasis, 7 patients biliary dyskinesia. Conversion to conventional 4-port cholecystectomy was required in 2 patients. No intra- or postoperative complications occurred. Conclusion: The hybrid single-port technique is easy to master. It provides traditional anatomical exposure and allows application of conventional laparoscopic principles.

Ramirez, Jose R.; Magnuson, David K.

2012-01-01

56

Port development: from gateways to logistics hubs  

Microsoft Academic Search

Since the UNCTAD three generation port development model was proposed in 1990, changes in technology, working practices and the commercial environment have led to tighter and more sophisticated linkages between service providers, facilitators, operators and end customers. This was explored in more detail in the WORKPORT model which highlighted the way in which ports and the services they provide develop

S. J. Pettit; A. K. C. Beresford

2009-01-01

57

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

58

Laparoscopic port site implantation with ovarian cancer  

Microsoft Academic Search

We report the cases of 3 patients in whom tumor implantation developed at the port site at which ovarian cancer was removed Iaparoscopically. The 3 patients, who were aged 30, 32, and 40 years, all had an ovary that did not appear cancerous removed by laparoscopy through a port site. All 3 patients underwent re-exploration within 3 weeks and were

Michael P. Hopkins; Vivian von Gruenigen; Steven Gaich

2000-01-01

59

46 CFR 340.6 - Port facilities and services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...TRANSPORTATION A-NATIONAL SHIPPING AUTHORITY PRIORITY USE AND ALLOCATION OF SHIPPING SERVICES... (a) When a defense agency requires priority use of port facilities and services...specifying: (i) The ports at which priority use of port facilities and...

2011-10-01

60

46 CFR 340.6 - Port facilities and services.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...TRANSPORTATION A-NATIONAL SHIPPING AUTHORITY PRIORITY USE AND ALLOCATION OF SHIPPING SERVICES... (a) When a defense agency requires priority use of port facilities and services...specifying: (i) The ports at which priority use of port facilities and...

2012-10-01

61

33 CFR 334.1230 - Port Orchard; naval restricted area.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 2009-07-01 false Port Orchard; naval restricted area. 334.1230 Section...RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS § 334.1230 Port Orchard; naval restricted area. (a) Port Orchard; naval restricted area â(1) The...

2009-07-01

62

33 CFR 334.1230 - Port Orchard; naval restricted area.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Port Orchard; naval restricted area. 334.1230 Section...RESTRICTED AREA REGULATIONS § 334.1230 Port Orchard; naval restricted area. (a) Port Orchard; naval restricted area â(1) The...

2010-07-01

63

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

64

Single-port access in laparoscopic cholecystectomy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background  Single-port access cholecystectomy is a new laparoscopic procedure using only one, transumbilical-placed port. The method\\u000a has been denominated by some authors as “scarless.” We report one of the initial clinical experiences in Europe with this\\u000a new technique.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  Fourteen patients underwent laparoscopic cholecystectomy using the ASC TriPort. In all cases, a small transumbilical incision\\u000a was used to insert two 5-mm rigid

Thomas E. Langwieler; Thomas Nimmesgern; Melanie Back

2009-01-01

65

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

66

77 FR 35852 - Safety Zones; Multiple Firework Displays in Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Zone  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Holmes Harbor, Port Gardner and Port Townsend for various summer fireworks displays...Port Gardner near Everett, WA; and Port Townsend July 4th Fireworks on July 4, 2012 in Port Townsend near Point Hudson. All persons and...

2012-06-15

67

The Contribution of the Dry Port Concept to the Extension of Port Life Cycles  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a Despite the temporary respite afforded by worldwide recession, limitations on port capacity still plague the container handling\\u000a industry. At the same time, competitive pressures continue to mount on container ports. In recent years, the dry port concept\\u000a has increasingly been applied, not only as a vehicle for overcoming capacity problems, but also as a deliberate attempt at\\u000a expanding or reinforcing

Kevin Cullinane; Gordon Wilmsmeier

68

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

...such that application of this subpart is unnecessary or impractical for the purpose of port security, safety or environmental safety. (c) Definition. As used in this section, cruise ship means a passenger vessel greater than 100...

2010-07-01

69

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

70

47 CFR 52.35 - Porting Intervals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... (a) All telecommunications carriers...request within one business day unless...Commission, any telecommunications carrier granted...of the one-business day porting...request within four business days unless a... (d) All telecommunications carriers...

2012-10-01

71

47 CFR 52.35 - Porting Intervals.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

... (a) All telecommunications carriers...request within one business day unless...Commission, any telecommunications carrier granted...of the one-business day porting...request within four business days unless a... (d) All telecommunications carriers...

2011-10-01

72

50 CFR 14.16 - Border ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...Port Huron, Sault Sainte Marie; (6) MinnesotaâGrand Portage, International Falls, Minneapolis-St. Paul; (7) MontanaâRaymond, Sweetgrass; (8) New YorkâBuffalo-Niagara Falls, Champlain; (9) North DakotaâDunseith,...

2012-10-01

73

Debris Catcher for Thrust Temination Ports.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The patent application concerns an apparatus to reduce the degree of contamination in front of a solid propellant rocket motor following actuation of thrust termination devices. By erecting a debris catcher over the ports through which the thrust terminat...

J. D. Elias

1975-01-01

74

Port Systems Project (PSP) Program Plan.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This document describes the development activities planned by the Naval Facilities Engineering Command to enhance the operational efficiency of U.S. Navy Ports. Three areas of effort are described. These are the determination of waterfront facility requir...

1980-01-01

75

The visual effects of port redevelopment alternatives  

Microsoft Academic Search

In the early 1970s, Seattle Piers 90\\/91 were declared surplus federal property by the GSA. These obsolescent half?mile?long piers and their adjacent uplands were purchased by the Port of Seattle for redevelopment. This urban waterfront site of almost 200 acres presents the Port of Seattle with a number of severe planning problems. While it is the last large deep?water site

William Blair; Iain Robertson; Daniel Dingfield

1982-01-01

76

Porting Choices to ARM Architecture Based Platforms  

Microsoft Academic Search

Choices, an object-oriented operating system, has been ported to the ARM architecture. The porting effort was based on the exising code-base for the SPARC pro- cessor based SPARCStation 1. Choices supports two ARM-based machine configurations: the Texas Instru- ments OMAP 1610 and the ARM Integrator as emulated by QEMU. Choices on ARM supports virtual memory, write-back data caching and interrupt

Francis M. David; Ellick M. Chan; Jeffrey C. Carlyle; Roy H. Campbell

77

Ensuring Hinterland Access The Role of Port Authorities  

Microsoft Academic Search

n this paper, it is argued that port authorities can actively contribute to better hinterland access. Different types of involvement of the port authority are discussed, as well as reasons for such involvement. The analysis is explorative and aims to provide a basis for further discussion. The analysis applies to landlord port authorities (PAs) with public goals. Landlord port authorities

Peter W. de Langen

2008-01-01

78

5. View of Port Gamble residential district, facing northwest across ...  

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

5. View of Port Gamble residential district, facing northwest across Rainier Avenue, house no. 16A in left foreground, house no. 16 in center, house no. 15 in right background. - Port Gamble National Historic Landmark, Bounded by Hood Canal, Port Gamble Bay, State Road 104, & Town Limits, Port Gamble, Kitsap County, WA

79

4. View of Port Gamble residential district, facing northwest across ...  

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

4. View of Port Gamble residential district, facing northwest across Rainier Avenue. Thompson House in foreground, house no. 17A in right background. - Port Gamble National Historic Landmark, Bounded by Hood Canal, Port Gamble Bay, State Road 104, & Town Limits, Port Gamble, Kitsap County, WA

80

4. View of houses from Port Ludlow, houses no. 69 ...  

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

4. View of houses from Port Ludlow, houses no. 69 and 70, facing southwest. House no. 69 in foreground, house no. 70 in background. - Houses Moved from Port Ludlow, Various Addresses (moved from Port Ludlow, WA), Port Gamble, Kitsap County, WA

81

7. View of Port Gamble residential district, facing northwest across ...  

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

7. View of Port Gamble residential district, facing northwest across intersection of Rainier Avenue with Pope Street. House no. 11 in left foreground, Jackson House, house no. 10 in center foreground. - Port Gamble National Historic Landmark, Bounded by Hood Canal, Port Gamble Bay, State Road 104, & Town Limits, Port Gamble, Kitsap County, WA

82

46 CFR Sec. 3 - Federal control of port facilities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 2012-10-01 false Federal control of port facilities. Sec. 3 Section...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION B-CONTROL AND UTILIZATION OF PORTS RESTRICTIONS...OF PORT FACILITIES Sec. 3 Federal control of port facilities. During any...

2012-10-01

83

46 CFR Sec. 3 - Federal control of port facilities.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 false Federal control of port facilities. Sec. 3 Section...ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION B-CONTROL AND UTILIZATION OF PORTS RESTRICTIONS...OF PORT FACILITIES Sec. 3 Federal control of port facilities. During any...

2011-10-01

84

The port competitive strategies research based on hotelling model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The strategies of two duopoly ports which are characterized by different quality, network externality coefficient, compatibility, switch costs were studied after Hotelling model with Vertical product differentiation (port logistic service differentiation) and quadratic transport costs was introduced. For two ports, their locations and competitive in price were chose simultaneously. Equilibrium market strategies of duopoly ports with Horizontal and Vertical product

Hong-yan Liang; Jian Wang

2011-01-01

85

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...USCG Station Port Huron, Port Huron, MI, Lake Huron. 165.920 Section 165.920 Navigation...USCG Station Port Huron, Port Huron, MI, Lake Huron. (a) Location. All waters of Lake Huron encompassed by the following: starting at the...

2013-07-01

86

Fossil Crustacea of the Late Pleistocene Port Morant Formation, west Port Morant Harbour, southeastern Jamaica  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Late Pleistocene Port Morant Formation of southeast Jamaica is particularly rich in fossil marine crustaceans. A new locality on the west side of Port Morant Harbour, parish of St. Thomas, has yielded decapods including the callianassids Lepidophthalmus jamaicense? (Schmitt ), Neocallichirus peraensis Collins et al. and Neocallichirus? sp.; anomurans Petrochirus bahamensis (Herbst) and Paguristes sp. cf. P. lymanni A.

J. S. H. Collins; S. K. Donovan; T. A. Stemann

2009-01-01

87

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Dec. 13, 1927. Colorado Denver T.D. 80-180...Port of the Delaware River and Bay described in...Port of the Delaware River and Bay described in...D. 89-63. New River Valley CBP Dec. 06-10... San Francisco. Colorado Denver....

2013-04-01

88

Importance économique des ports belges : ports maritimes flamands et complexe portuaire liégeois. Rapport 2004  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper is an annual publication prepared by the Microeconomic Analysis unit of the National Bank of Belgium. The Flemish maritime ports -Antwerp, Ghent, Ostend, Zeebrugge- and the Autonomous Port of Liège play a major role in their respective regional economies and in the Belgian economy, not only in terms of the industries they encompass but also as intermodal centres

Frédéric Lagneaux

2006-01-01

89

9 CFR 97.1 - Overtime work at laboratories, border ports, ocean ports, and airports.1  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-01-01 2009-01-01 false Overtime work at laboratories, border ports...IMPORTS AND EXPORTS § 97.1 Overtime work at laboratories, border ports...Sunday or holiday or unscheduled overtime work to which the 2-hour...

2009-01-01

90

9 CFR 97.1 - Overtime work at laboratories, border ports, ocean ports, and airports. 1  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-01-01 2010-01-01 false Overtime work at laboratories, border ports...IMPORTS AND EXPORTS § 97.1 Overtime work at laboratories, border ports...Sunday or holiday or unscheduled overtime work to which the 2-hour...

2010-01-01

91

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

92

Robotic Single-Port Hernia Surgery  

PubMed Central

Background and Objectives: Since the introduction of single-incision laparoscopic surgery in 2009, an increasing number of surgical procedures including hernia repair are being performed using this technique. However, its large-scale adoption awaits results of prospective randomized controlled studies confirming its potential benefits. Parallel with single-port surgery development, the issue of the chronic lack of good camera assistants is being addressed by the robotic Freehand® camera controller, which has the potential to replace camera assistants in a large percentage of routine laparoscopic surgery. Although the robotic Freehand has been used in certain operations in urology and gynecology, there have been no published reports in robotic (single-port) hernia surgery. Methods: This study reports the first case and a series of 16 patients who underwent robotic single-port total extraperitoneal inguinal hernia repair compared to 16 consecutive cases of conventional single-port inguinal hernia repair. Patients were matched for age, sex, body mass index, American Society of Anesthesiologists classification, and types of hernia. Results: Although operation time was comparable in both, the time wasted for scope cleaning was 8.5 minutes for conventional compared to 1.5 minutes for robotic surgery. Conclusion: Robotic single-port inguinal hernia repair is feasible and efficient. This represents a further milestone in laparoscopic surgery.

2011-01-01

93

Porting salinas to the windows platform.  

SciTech Connect

The ASC program has enabled significant development of high end engineering applications on massively parallel machines. There is a great benefit in providing these applications on the desktop of the analysts and designers, at least insofar as the small models may be run on these platforms, thus providing a tool set that spans the application needs. This effort documents the work of porting Salinas to the WINDOWS{trademark} platform. Selection of the tools required to compile, link, test and run Salinas in this environment is discussed. Significant problems encountered along the way are listed along with an estimation of the overall cost of the port. This report may serve as a baseline for streamlining further porting activities with other ASC codes.

Reese, Garth M.; Wilson, Christopher Riley

2006-06-01

94

Charging for port reception facilities in North Sea ports: putting theory into practice.  

PubMed

The aim of this paper is to evaluate the charging systems for the use of port reception facilities for waste oil, and to examine the potential impact of the charging elements of the new (late 2000) EU Directive on port reception facilities for ship-generated waste and cargo residues. Experience to date with alternative models for charging is considered. Conclusions are drawn about the effectiveness of the EU Directive as a means of controlling pollution in the North Sea and producing a 'level playing field' between ports. PMID:11381745

Carpenter, A; Macgill, S

2001-04-01

95

Redevelopment of the port of Cardiff  

Microsoft Academic Search

During the early part of the 20th century, port activity was characterised by large but wildly fluctuating volumes of cargo. This was due partly to the varying demand for coal, partly to the ad hoc arrivals and departures of ships and partly to a labour relations regime which was anything but stable. The 1940s, 1950s and 1960s saw a steady

A. K. C. Beresford

1995-01-01

96

Recent sedimentation, northeastern Port Valdez, Alaska  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sediments accumulating on the northeastern shore of Port Valdez, a fjord leading to Prince William Sound in southern Alaska, are derived from both deltaic and alluvial fan processes. The resulting thick wedge of Recent silts, sands, shells and gravels lies atop irregular ridges of local graywacke bedrock and scattered till deposits. Seismic reflection profiling augmented by soil borings indicates that

Harold D. Palmer

1981-01-01

97

The virtual port memory multiprocessor architecture  

Microsoft Academic Search

A class of multiprocessor architectures described retains the advantages of existing classes of architectures while avoiding many of their inherent weaknesses. Virtual port memory machines provide isolated process virtual address spaces with extremely high virtual communication bandwidth among processes due to (protected) sharing of pages of physical memory. Private cache memories may be employed without a requirement for cache coherence

Johnson

1987-01-01

98

Subsea hydraulic connector with multiple ports  

Microsoft Academic Search

An improved subsea hydraulic connector is described comprising in combination: an annular member, having a sidewall and an axial bore, adapted to be mounted to a subsea subassembly; radial ports extending through the sidewall of the annular member; a connector adapted to be lowered into engagement with the annular member, the connector having a sidewall; radially oriented piston passage extending

1988-01-01

99

The Port Huron Statement at Fifty  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Port Huron Statement of Students for a Democratic Society, written fifty years ago this June, is the most ambitious, the most specific, and the most eloquent manifesto in the history of the American Left. It is also, at just over 25,000 words, undoubtedly the longest one. But it had to be lengthy to accomplish its aim—to propose an entire

Michael Kazin

2012-01-01

100

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

101

Globalisation, Privatisation and Restructuring of Ports  

Microsoft Academic Search

The continuous process of change in international transport management in the last 10 years, from a segmented modal approach towards a much more integrated transport concept tailored to better meet the pressing needs of customer industries, is resulting in an increasing pressure on ports to adapt their role and function to this more demanding operational environment. This entails the rethinking

Marc H Juhel

2001-01-01

102

46 CFR 28.555 - Freeing ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...more than 4 feet (1.22 meters) in height, the freeing port area required by paragraphs...feet (square meters); h=bulwark height, in feet (meters); and q=length...exceeding 4 feet (1.22 meters) in height, in feet (meters). (f) For a...

2012-10-01

103

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, 2013 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...

2013-07-01

104

Some Properties of Conservative Port Contact Systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

The dynamics of open irreversible thermodynamic systems, that is systems including both the balance equation of the energy and the entropy, has been formulated as contact vector fields with generating functions depending on some external (control) variable and called conservative port contact systems. In this paper we relate the dynamical properties of these systems (equilibrium points, asymptotic stability) to properties

Audrey Favache; ValÉrie Sylvie Dos Santos Martins; Denis Dochain; Bernhard Maschke

2009-01-01

105

Maritime and Port Security Demonstration Project Workshop  

Microsoft Academic Search

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have been engaged in studies and initiatives related to west coast port security since 2004. The collaboration has involved Industry Canada (IC), Western Economic Diversification (WD), the BC Innovation Council BCIC), the University of Victoria (UVic) and the Maritime Awards Society of Canada (MASC). The primary consultant firm in this work has been

G. L. Garnett; L. J. Leggat; I. G. Parker; J. A. Bell

2007-01-01

106

Maritime Transport Costs and Port Efficiency  

Microsoft Academic Search

Transport costs have increased their relative importance as a barrier to trade. Distance, containerization, volume exported, and, most important, the level of seaport efficiency, are important determinants of transport costs. Port efficiency is not only associated with infrastructure, but also with the existence of organized crime and excessive regulation.Recent literature has emphasized the importance of transport costs and infrastructure in

David Dollar; Ximena Clark; Alejandro Micco

2002-01-01

107

50 CFR 14.16 - Border ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...ports of entry: (1) ArizonaâLukeville, Nogales; (2) CaliforniaâCalexico, San Diego-San Ysidro; and (3) TexasâBrownsville, El Paso, Laredo. (c) Except for wildlife requiring a permit pursuant to part 16, 17, 18, or 21 of...

2011-10-01

108

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

109

The Relationship of Port Development and Urban Waterfront Revitalization.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The purpose of the study was to examine the relationship of port development and urban waterfront revitalization in the United States. A review was undertaken of ports and urban waterfront revitalization literature, site visits to cities which had taken i...

J. Armstrong H. M. Johnson R. G. Ciabattari R. R. Stough

1980-01-01

110

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

... 2013-07-01 false Ammunition Island, Port Valdez, Alaska. 165.1703 Section 165.1703 Navigation and Navigable...District § 165.1703 Ammunition Island, Port Valdez, Alaska. (a) Location. The waters within the following...

2013-07-01

111

46 CFR 67.119 - Hailing port designation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...The hailing port must be a place in the United States included in the U.S. Department of Commerce's Federal Information Processing Standards Publication 55DC. (c) The hailing port must include the State, territory, or possession in...

2011-10-01

112

9 CFR 93.703 - Ports designated for importation.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Great Falls, MT; Newburgh, NY; Portland, OR; San Juan, PR; Galveston and Houston, TX; and Seattle, Spokane, and Tacoma, WA. (2) Canadian border ports. Eastport, ID; Houlton and Jackman, ME; Detroit, Port Huron, and Sault...

2013-01-01

113

Section at Frame No. 57 Port Looking Aft, Section at ...  

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

Section at Frame No. 57 Port Looking Aft, Section at Frame No. 47 Port Looking Aft, Section at Frame No. 15 Starboard Looking Forward - Steam Schooner WAPAMA, Kaiser Shipyard No. 3 (Shoal Point), Richmond, Contra Costa County, CA

114

Rail Operations Simulation at the Port of Tacoma.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This thesis investigates rail operations at the Port of Tacoma and describes the development of a modeling methodology and a simulation program for simulating rail operations at the port. The simulation examines the projected increase in intermodal rail t...

M. A. Zybura

1999-01-01

115

Port Public Liability Insurance/Risk Management Study.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The study was undertaken to examine problems encountered by Pacific Coast Association of Port Authorities (PCAPA) member ports in the procurement of adequate, reasonable cost public liability insurances. Secondary efforts focused on practical alternatives...

1980-01-01

116

7 CFR 330.104 - Ports of entry.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FEDERAL PLANT PEST REGULATIONS; GENERAL; PLANT PESTS; SOIL, STONE, AND QUARRY PRODUCTS; GARBAGE General Provisions § 330.104 Ports of entry. Ports of entry for...

2013-01-01

117

7 CFR 319.75-8 - Ports of entry.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Continued) ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE FOREIGN QUARANTINE NOTICES Khapra Beetle § 319.75-8 Ports of entry. Any restricted article shall be imported only at a port of entry identified...

2013-01-01

118

Resolution of Land Use and Port Access Conflicts at Inland Waterway Ports.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report presents the results of an investigation into waterfront redevelopment issues and conflicts that arise related to landside access to ports and terminals. Waterway industries and government agencies were surveyed to determine waterfront usage c...

1996-01-01

119

3. View of Port Gamble commercial district, facing south from ...  

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

3. View of Port Gamble commercial district, facing south from intersection of Rainier Avenue with Walker Street. Pope and Talbot office and general store building in left foreground, Walker-Ames House in left background. Community Hall in right foreground, masonic lodge in right background, fire station between hall and lodge. - Port Gamble National Historic Landmark, Bounded by Hood Canal, Port Gamble Bay, State Road 104, & Town Limits, Port Gamble, Kitsap County, WA

120

Ice Study for the Port of Nome, Alaska.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A medium-draft port is being developed at Nome on the Norton Sound coast of western Alaska. The port will consist of an offshore terminal and docks linked to the shore by a 3600-foot-long rubble mound causeway. Ice-engineering studies for the port are des...

R. Ettema J. F. Kennedy

1982-01-01

121

Empirical Study on Port Logistics Competitiveness Based on FCE AHP  

Microsoft Academic Search

The port logistics is a hotspot in logistic industry, the competition between neighbor ports become more and more furious. This paper analyses shortcomings of analytic hierarchy process, furthermore, and design a more comprehensive and more scientific evaluation index system of port logistics competitiveness. And calculates every index weight with the weighting method--Gl based on differential principle, appraises comprehensive performance using

Liu Xuelian; Jiao Xinlong; Ma Tianshan

2008-01-01

122

Modeling price and service time competition among regional multiple ports  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper focuses its analysis on price and service time guarantee competition strategies among regional multiple ports. In the paper, the profit-maximization models are developed , firstly to obtain the optimal price and service time guarantee under port competition and cooperation with different demand characteristics and secondly, to examine how the ports' competition and demand characteristics affect the optimal price,

Chuanxu Wang; Liangkui Jiang

2007-01-01

123

75 FR 13236 - FM Table of Allotments, Port Angeles, Washington  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...RM-11481] FM Table of Allotments, Port Angeles, Washington AGENCY: Federal Communications...Channel 271A for vacant Channel 229A at Port Angeles, Washington. DATES: Effective March...that the channel substitution at Port Angeles serves the public interest because...

2010-03-19

124

THE HAMBURG PORT HEALTH CENTER: HISTORY, ORGANISATION, ACTIVITIES  

Microsoft Academic Search

Controlling hygiene conditions and the state of health on incoming vessels and in ports are the tasks of port health authorities. In Hamburg, the respective department (also responsible for the local airport) is combined with the research department Maritime Medicine. Both departments represent the Hamburg Port Health Center and are part of the Central Institute and Professorship of Occupational Medicine

XAVER BAUR; MARCUS OLDENBURG; ULF-PETER HÜSING

125

Parameter Simulation and Energy Equation Derivation of Port Container Logistics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Movement of port container logistics is similar to fluid, the paper analyzes the sameness and difference between such two movements by means of hydrodynamics, it also defines the concepts and hypothesis of port container logistics simulation. Based on this, the paper derives the energy equation which is suitable for describing the port container movement, and discusses the physical meaning of

Yun Liu; Hongda Shi

2007-01-01

126

Strategy choice of port logistics enterprises in price w ar  

Microsoft Academic Search

Price war has become one of major threats to the development of regional port logistics enterprises,the selection of strategy to deal with or avoid the threat has been focused on by port logistics enterprises. Bertrand oligopoly model was applied to analyze the benefit of establishing port logistics enterprise alliance,a series of payoff matrices were formulated to study the strategy choice

Feng Xue-jun; Yan Yi-xin

127

A study on service competence and competitiveness of port logistics  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper analyzes Port logistics in terms of service competence and competitiveness. Based on the modern service theoretical system, the components of service competence and competitiveness of Port logistics are discussed, and the relative evaluation indicators system is redesigned. Considering the practical situation of the development of Port logistics, the selected ten companies which are used as empirical analysis are

Guojun Ji; Weishou Wang; Wei Feng

2010-01-01

128

Network effects in the East Asia container ports industry  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes an integrated set of 4Cs indices, namely, centrality index, competition index, congestion index and concentration index to examine network effects in the East Asia container port industry. Empirical analysis confirms that larger ports enjoy greater direct network effects related to economies of scale, whereas, smaller ports leverage on indirect network effects to widen their scopes of influence

Joyce M. W. Low; Loon Ching Tang

2012-01-01

129

The Port of Baltimore Workplace Skills Development Project. Performance Report.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Port of Baltimore Workplace Skills Development Project had the following objectives: perform literacy audits on at least 20 job titles within the port-related industries; develop curriculum modules providing literacy skill instruction using a functional context approach reflecting the Port of Baltimore needs; offer instructional services to…

Amarantides, Niki; Blumner, Ellen

130

Integrating Inland Ports into the Intermodal Good Movement System for Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Planners concerned with deep-water port operations are interested in strategies that improve regional truck flows associated with the container trade while also mitigating related problems of highway congestion and air pollution. An inland port or integra...

A. Asef-Varizi M. Rahimi R. Harrison

2011-01-01

131

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...the solicitation other CONUS ports that meet the eligibility...geographically remote from the port that normally serves the overseas...are concerned. (d) Unless logistics requirements limit the ports of loading to the ports...

2009-10-01

132

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...the solicitation other CONUS ports that meet the eligibility...geographically remote from the port that normally serves the overseas...are concerned. (d) Unless logistics requirements limit the ports of loading to the ports...

2010-10-01

133

The role of the port authority and the municipality in port transformation: Barcelona, San Francisco and Lisbon  

Microsoft Academic Search

The relocation of port facilities produces transformations in major port cities. This paper analyses changes that occurred in three case studies: Barcelona, San Francisco and Lisbon. The comparison of these cases and the identification of similar experiences highlight important features of waterfront planning and design. In each case, the dialogue between the municipality and the port authority leads to different

Pedro Ressano Garcia

2008-01-01

134

A global view on port state control: econometric analysis of the differences across port state control regimes  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article is based on 183 819 port state control inspections from various port state control regimes for the time frame 1999 to 2004. Using binary logistic regression, we establish the differences of port state control inspections across several regimes, even though theory predicts there should be no significant differences in treatments of vessels. The results indicate that the differences

Sabine Knapp; Philip Hans Franses

2007-01-01

135

Port redesign and planned beach renourishment in a high wave energy sandy-muddy coastal environment, Port Gisborne, New Zealand  

Microsoft Academic Search

Redesign of Port Gisborne for the 21st century has encompassed a broad interdisciplinary approach. This procedure has taken into account the operational requirements of the port, effects of dredging and construction upon the benthic fauna, and wave activity within the port confines after the proposed development. Added amenity value of the development to the local community is an important ancillary

Terry Healy; Scott Stephens; Kerry Black; Richard Gorman; Russell Cole; Brett Beamsley

2002-01-01

136

Low Back Pain in Port Machinery Operators  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The occurrence of several types of low back pain (LBP) was investigated by a standardized questionnaire in a group of 219 port machinery operators exposed to whole-body vibration (WBV) and postural load and in a control group of 85 maintenance workers employed at the same transport company. The group of port machinery operators included 85 straddle carrier drivers, 88 fork-lift truck drivers, and 46 crane operators. The vector sum of the frequency-weighted r.m.s. acceleration of vibration measured on the seatpan of port vehicles and machines averaged 0.90 m/s2 for fork-lift trucks, 0.48 m/s2 for straddle carriers, 0.53 m/s2 for mobile cranes, and 0.22 m/s2 for overhead cranes. The 12-month prevalence of low back symptoms (LBP, sciatic pain, treated LBP, sick leave due to LBP) was significantly greater in the fork-lift truck drivers than in the controls and the other two groups of port machinery operators. After adjusting for potential confounders, the prevalence of low back symptoms was found to increase with the increase of WBV exposure expressed as duration of exposure (driving years), equivalent vibration magnitude (m/s2), or cumulative vibration exposure (yr m2/s4). An excess risk for lumbar disc herniation was observed in the port machinery operators with prolonged driving experience. In both the controls and the port machinery operators, low back complaints were strongly associated with perceived postural load assessed in terms of frequency and/or duration of awkward postures at work. Multivariate analysis showed that vibration exposure and postural load were independent predictors of LBP. Even though the cross-sectional design of the present study does not permit firm conclusions on the relationship between WBV exposure and low back disorders, the findings of this investigation provide additional epidemiological evidence that seated WBV exposure combined with non-neutral trunk postures, as while driving, is associated with an increased risk of long-term adverse health effects on the lower back. . All rights reserved.

Bovenzi, M.; Pinto, I.; Stacchini, N.

2002-05-01

137

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

138

THE HIERARCHICAL ANALYSIS OF PERCEIVED COMPETITIVENESS: An Application to Korean Container Ports  

Microsoft Academic Search

The competitiveness of a port provides ship owners, operators and shippers with a significant basis in selecting a calling-port. Port operators can utilize the competitive advantage as a parameter for counter measures by grasping the advantages and disadvantages of the ports and be a prime factor of opportunities and threats of the ports. The determinants of port competitiveness are, however,

Gi-Tae YEO; Dong-Wook SONG

139

Port Placement Planning in Robot-Assisted Coronary Artery Bypass  

PubMed Central

Properly selected port sites for robot-assisted coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) improve the efficiency and quality of these procedures. In clinical practice, surgeons select port locations using external anatomic landmarks to estimate a patient’s internal anatomy. This paper proposes an automated approach to port selection based on a preoperative image of the patient, thus avoiding the need to estimate internal anatomy. Using this image as input, port sites are chosen from a grid of surgeon-approved options by defining a performance measure for each possible port triad. This measure seeks to minimize the weighted squared deviation of the instrument and endoscope angles from their optimal orientations at each internal surgical site. This performance measure proves insensitive to perturbations in both its weighting factors and moderate intraoperative displacements of the patient’s internal anatomy. A validation study of this port site selection was performed. cardiac algorithm also Six surgeons dissected model vessels using the port triad selected by this algorithm with performance compared to dissection using a surgeon-selected port triad and a port triad template described by Tabaie et al., 1999. With the algorithm-selected ports, dissection speed increased by up to 43% (p = 0.046) with less overall vessel trauma. Thus, this algorithmic approach to port site selection has important clinical implications for robot-assisted CABG which warrant further investigation.

Cannon, Jeremy W.; Stoll, Jeffrey A.; Selha, Shaun D.; Dupont, Pierre E.; Howe, Robert D.; Torchiana, David F.

2012-01-01

140

The visual effects of port redevelopment alternatives  

SciTech Connect

As part of a program to study the effects of alternative redevelopment strategies for Piers 90/91, the Port of Seattle has undertaken a thorough examination of the visual effects of different uses, their visual appropriateness, and the ways by which adverse visual effects can be mitigated. The results were incorporated into an environmental impact statement which documented compliance with the Seattle Shoreline Master Program and with view protection and glare provisions of the City's S.E.P.A. guidelines. A systematic Visual Resource Management (VRM) approach was successfully employed on this coastal zone project. Major elements included visibility mapping, key view selection, analysis of existing visual character, simulation of alternatives, assessment of relative visual compatibility, and determination of effective mitigation measures. Community involvement has also been a critical element in this approach to assessing and managing the visual effects of redevelopment in a major urban port. (JMT)

Blair, W. (Jones and Jones, Seattle, WA); Robertson, I.; Dingfield, D.

1982-01-01

141

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

...between United States ports on the Great Lakes and other ports of the United States...between United States ports on the Great Lakes and other ports of the United States...port of the United States on the Great Lakes to or from any other...

2013-04-01

142

Port expansion of Puerto de Lirquén, Chile  

Microsoft Academic Search

The container yard of the port of Lirquen will reach its capacity in a few years and the container terminal has no landward expansion possibilities to meet the future demand of container throughput. The bulk terminal has a lack of berths, due to increased throughput and insufficient depth, but does have possibilities for landward expansion.\\u000aLooking at the actual growth

A. De Fockert; T. Graafland; E. Paap; T. Van der Plas; A. Roubos

2005-01-01

143

Recent sedimentation, northeastern Port Valdez, Alaska  

Microsoft Academic Search

Sediments accumulating on the northeastern shore of Port Valdez, a fjord leading to Prince William Sound in southern Alaska,\\u000a are derived from both deltaic and alluvial fan processes. The resulting thick wedge of Recent silts, sands, shells and gravels\\u000a lies atop irregular ridges of local graywacke bedrock and scattered till deposits. Seismic reflection profiling augmented\\u000a by soil borings indicates that

Harold D. Palmer

1981-01-01

144

Port Arthur massacre: A TV editor's experience  

Microsoft Academic Search

On 28 April 1996, a gunman armed with two high-calibre, semiautomatic weapons shot dead 35 people, injured 18 and attempted to kill a further 20 in Port Arthur, a former penal settlement and popular tourist destination in Tasmania, Australia. He then attempted to burn down a bed-and-breakfast cottage, the Seascape Cottage, belonging to two of his victims, apparently in an

R. Lower

1999-01-01

145

3D visualization of port simulation.  

SciTech Connect

Affordable and realistic three dimensional visualization technology can be applied to large scale constructive simulations such as the port simulation model, PORTSIM. These visualization tools enhance the experienced planner's ability to form mental models of how seaport operations will unfold when the simulation model is implemented and executed. They also offer unique opportunities to train new planners not only in the use of the simulation model but on the layout and design of seaports. Simulation visualization capabilities are enhanced by borrowing from work on interface design, camera control, and data presentation. Using selective fidelity, the designers of these visualization systems can reduce their time and efforts by concentrating on those features which yield the most value for their simulation. Offering the user various observational tools allows the freedom to simply watch or engage in the simulation without getting lost. Identifying the underlying infrastructure or cargo items with labels can provide useful information at the risk of some visual clutter. The PortVis visualization expands the PORTSIM user base which can benefit from the results provided by this capability, especially in strategic planning, mission rehearsal, and training. Strategic planners will immediately reap the benefits of seeing the impact of increased throughput visually without keeping track of statistical data. Mission rehearsal and training users will have an effective training tool to supplement their operational training exercises which are limited in number because of their high costs. Having another effective training modality in this visualization system allows more training to take place and more personnel to gain an understanding of seaport operations. This simulation and visualization training can be accomplished at lower cost than would be possible for the operational training exercises alone. The application of PORTSIM and PortVis will lead to more efficient planning overall and ultimately increase port utilization and throughput, decreasing the amount of time required to transport cargo from its origin to its final destination.

Horsthemke, W. H.; Macal, C. M.; Nevins, M. R.

1999-06-14

146

Laser Treatment of Port Wine Stains  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Port wine stain (PWS), also called nevus flammeus, is a congenital, cutaneous vascular malformation involving post-capillary venules which produce a light pink to red to dark-red-violet discoloration of human skin [1]. PWS occurs in an estimated 3 children per 1000 live births, affecting males and females and all racial groups equally [2]. There appears to be no hereditary predilection for PWS within families. There are no known risk factors or ways to prevent PWS.

Majaron, Boris; Nelson, J. Stuart

147

Radiological Interventions for Correction of Central Venous Port Catheter Migrations  

SciTech Connect

Purpose. The purpose of this study was to evaluate radiological-interventional central venous port catheter corrections in migrated/malpositioned catheter tips. Materials and Methods. Thirty patients with migrated/malpositioned port catheter tips were included in this retrospective analysis. To visualize the catheter patency a contrast-enhanced port catheter series was performed, followed by transfemoral port catheter correction with various 5-F angiographic catheters (pigtail; Sos Omni), gooseneck snares, or combinations thereof. Results. One patient showed spontaneous reposition of the catheter tip. In 27 of 29 patients (93%), radiological-interventional port catheter correction was successful. In two patients port catheter malposition correction was not possible, because of the inability to catch either the catheter tip or the catheter in its course, possibly due to fibrin sheath formation with attachment of the catheter to the vessel wall. No disconnection or port catheter dysfunction was observed after correction. Conclusions. We conclude that in migrated catheter tips radiological-interventional port catheter correction is a minimally invasive alternative to port extraction and reimplantation. In patients with a fibrin sheath and/or thrombosis port catheter correction is often more challenging.

Gebauer, Bernhard, E-mail: bernhard.gebauer@charite.de; Teichgraeber, Ulf Karl; Podrabsky, Petr; Werk, Michael; Haenninen, Enrique Lopez; Felix, Roland [Charite, Universitaetsmedizin-Berlin, Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Department of Radiology (Germany)

2007-07-15

148

Is multi-port ATE in your future  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The history of ATE is surveyed, with attention given to significant technical advances made during the past few years. Multi-port testing is seen as a logical extension of engineering attempts to extract the maximum value for the ATE dollar invested. Particular attention is given to the economics of multi-port ATE. It is shown that the cost/throughput ratio of a dual-port test set is 40% greater than a single port test set. The benefits of increased test set availability and the associated logistics costs are stressed. The numerous economic benefits are matched by the technical advantages, which are also discussed in detail. Potential problems in a dual-port ATE are identified, and solutions are suggested. It is shown that a successful dual-port ATE is one that not only solves real-life testing problems but also solves problems of resource competition and allocation.

Monie, V.; Kovel, D. M.

149

Great Lakes ports coal handling capacity and export coal potential  

SciTech Connect

This study was developed to determine the competitive position of the Great Lakes Region coal-loading ports in relation to other US coastal ranges. Due to the congestion at some US Atlantic coastal ports US coal producers have indicated a need for alternative export routes, including the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Seaway System. The study assesses the regions coal handling capacity and price competitiveness along with the opportunity for increased US flag vessel service. A number of appendices are included showing major coal producers, railroad marketing representatives, US vessel operators, and port handling capacities and throughput. A rate analysis is provided including coal price at the mine, rail rate to port, port handling charges, water transportation rates to western Europe, Great Lakes route versus the US Atlantic Coast ports.

Ames, A.H. Jr.

1981-02-01

150

Recent sedimentation, northeastern Port Valdez, Alaska  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Sediments accumulating on the northeastern shore of Port Valdez, a fjord leading to Prince William Sound in southern Alaska, are derived from both deltaic and alluvial fan processes. The resulting thick wedge of Recent silts, sands, shells and gravels lies atop irregular ridges of local graywacke bedrock and scattered till deposits. Seismic reflection profiling augmented by soil borings indicates that rapid infilling and upbuilding has occurred at this site. Evidence of slumping suggests general instability of steep submarine slopes in an area characterized by strong earthquakes and large tidal ranges.

Palmer, Harold D.

1981-09-01

151

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

152

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

153

Device having two optical ports for switching applications  

DOEpatents

This invention is comprised of 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, A.; Stabile, P.J.

1990-10-11

154

Two-port FET oscillators with applications to active arrays  

Microsoft Academic Search

Investigations of two-port FET oscillators and their use in active arrays for spatial power combining are reported. The two-port oscillator considered consists of a single FET oscillator with distinct input and output ports. This type of oscillator exhibits increased locking bandwidth over alternative approaches. Results are given for a prototype five-element linear array operating at 6 GHz. In this case,

Joel Birkeland; Tatsuo Itoh

1991-01-01

155

Container ports, local benefits and transportation worker earnings  

Microsoft Academic Search

Over the past 50 years, containerization has both enabled and reflected the articulation of increasingly concentrated and\\u000a complex global trade flows. Once close infrastructural, economic and institutional ties between seaports and port cities have\\u000a been loosened, since major ports now serve producers and consumers in widely dispersed hinterlands. This process has been\\u000a especially intense in North America, where west coast ports

Peter V. Hall

2009-01-01

156

Port Orford, Oregon, Meteorite Mystery. 1. John Evans and the Port Orford Meteorite Hoax.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Port Orford meteorite was allegedly discovered by John Evans, a contract explorer for the United States Government, on a mountain in southwestern Oregon in 1856. Efforts to organize the recovery of the alleged 10-ton body for placement in the Smithson...

R. S. Clarke H. Plotkin

1984-01-01

157

Port-centric logistics, dry ports and offshore logistics hubs: strategies to overcome double peripherality?  

Microsoft Academic Search

Scotland's low accessibility is reflected in the limited share of Scottish unitised freight traffic coming through Scottish ports. This paper will discuss site development strategies to overcome Scotland's double peripherality (i.e. both physically and institutionally) by restructuring transport chains of large shippers through new corridors. Three competing logistics concepts will be discussed, beginning with the existing load centre terminal that

Jason Monios; Gordon Wilmsmeier

2012-01-01

158

Environmental impact of port construction: Port of Sillamäe case study (Gulf of Finlad, Baltic Sea)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The aim of the study was to assess and map the location and status of environmentally sensitive areas (valuable marine habitats) near the Port of Sillama umle, and to assess the potential impacts from the dredging and disposal operations on the local marine ecology (especially on valuable habitats). The observations and field measurements were carried out there since the time

K. Orviku; H. Tonisson; R. Aps; J. Kotta; I. Kotta; G. Martin; U. Suursaar; R. Tamsalu; V. Zalesny

2008-01-01

159

PortSec: Port Operations Modeling for Risk Management and Resource Allocation  

Microsoft Academic Search

Seaports, airports, and other freight and cargo handling facilities face many challenges – including maximizing operational efficiency while simultaneously minimizing risk from a terrorism or natural disaster event. Often these two challenges are at odds with one another – increasing one often comes at the expense of achieving the other. For example, in a seaport environment, increasing port security (by

Michael D. Orosz; Anthony Michael Barrett; Petros Ioannou

2009-01-01

160

Peripheral Venous Access Ports: Outcomes Analysis in 109 Patients  

SciTech Connect

Purpose: To perform a retrospective outcomes analysis of central venous catheters with peripheral venous access ports, with comparison to published data.Methods: One hundred and twelve central venous catheters with peripherally placed access ports were placed under sonographic guidance in 109 patients over a 4-year period. Ports were placed for the administration of chemotherapy, hyperalimentation, long-term antibiotic therapy, gamma-globulin therapy, and frequent blood sampling. A vein in the upper arm was accessed in each case and the catheter was passed to the superior vena cava or right atrium. Povidone iodine skin preparation was used in the first 65 port insertions. A combination of Iodophor solution and povidone iodine solution was used in the last 47 port insertions. Forty patients received low-dose (1 mg) warfarin sodium beginning the day after port insertion. Three patients received higher doses of warfarin sodium for preexistent venous thrombosis. Catheter performance and complications were assessed and compared with published data.Results: Access into the basilic or brachial veins was obtained in all cases. Ports remained functional for a total of 28,936 patient days. The port functioned in 50% of patients until completion of therapy, or the patient's expiration. Ports were removed prior to completion of therapy in 18% of patients. Eleven patients (9.9% of ports placed) suffered an infectious complication (0.38 per thousand catheter-days)-in nine, at the port implantation site, in two along the catheter. In all 11 instances the port was removed. Port pocket infection in the early postoperative period occurred in three patients (4.7%) receiving a Betadine prep vs two patients (4.2%) receiving a standard O.R. prep. This difference was not statistically significant (p = 0.9). Venous thrombosis occurred in three patients (6.8%) receiving warfarin sodium and in two patients (3%) not receiving warfarin sodium. This difference was not statistically significant (p = 0.6). Aspiration occlusion occurred in 13 patients (11.7%). Intracatheter urokinase was infused in eight of these patients and successfully restored catheter function in all but two instances. These complication rates are comparable to or better than those reported with chest ports.Conclusion: Peripheral ports for long-term central venous access placed by interventional radiologists in the interventional radiology suite are as safe and as effective as chest ports.

Bodner, Leonard J.; Nosher, John L.; Patel, Kaushik M.; Siegel, Randall L.; Biswal, Rajiv; Gribbin, Christopher E.; Tokarz, Robert [Department of Radiology, MEB 404, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, One Robert Wood Johnson Place, New Brunswick, NJ 08903-0019 (United States)

2000-03-15

161

23. NORTH KEYSTONE OF PORTE COCHERE INSCRIBED 'MDCCCLII.' (1852) ...  

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

23. NORTH KEYSTONE OF PORTE COCHERE INSCRIBED 'MDCCCLII.' (1852) - Smithsonian Institution Building, 1000 Jefferson Drive, between Ninth & Twelfth Streets, Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

162

25. EAST KEYSTONE OF PORTE COCHERE INSCRIBED 'G. CAMERON. BUILDER.' ...  

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

25. EAST KEYSTONE OF PORTE COCHERE INSCRIBED 'G. CAMERON. BUILDER.' - Smithsonian Institution Building, 1000 Jefferson Drive, between Ninth & Twelfth Streets, Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

163

24. WEST KEYSTONE OF PORTE COCHERE INSCRIBED 'J. RENWICK. JR. ...  

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

24. WEST KEYSTONE OF PORTE COCHERE INSCRIBED 'J. RENWICK. JR. ARCHITECT.' - Smithsonian Institution Building, 1000 Jefferson Drive, between Ninth & Twelfth Streets, Southwest, Washington, District of Columbia, DC

164

Assessing noise sources at synchrotron infrared ports  

PubMed Central

Today, the vast majority of electron storage rings delivering synchrotron radiation for general user operation offer a dedicated infrared port. There is growing interest expressed by various scientific communities to exploit the mid-IR emission in microspectroscopy, as well as the far infrared (also called THz) range for spectroscopy. Compared with a thermal (laboratory-based source), IR synchrotron radiation sources offer enhanced brilliance of about two to three orders of magnitude in the mid-IR energy range, and enhanced flux and brilliance in the far-IR energy range. Synchrotron radiation also has a unique combination of a broad wavelength band together with a well defined time structure. Thermal sources (globar, mercury filament) have excellent stability. Because the sampling rate of a typical IR Fourier-transform spectroscopy experiment is in the kHz range (depending on the bandwidth of the detector), instabilities of various origins present in synchrotron radiation sources play a crucial role. Noise recordings at two different IR ports located at the Swiss Light Source and SOLEIL (France), under conditions relevant to real experiments, are discussed. The lowest electron beam fluctuations detectable in IR spectra have been quantified and are shown to be much smaller than what is routinely recorded by beam-position monitors.

Lerch, Ph.; Dumas, P.; Schilcher, T.; Nadji, A.; Luedeke, A.; Hubert, N.; Cassinari, L.; Boege, M.; Denard, J.-C.; Stingelin, L.; Nadolski, L.; Garvey, T.; Albert, S.; Gough, Ch.; Quack, M.; Wambach, J.; Dehler, M.; Filhol, J.-M.

2012-01-01

165

Functional evaluation of conventional ‘Celsite®’ venous ports versus ‘Vortex®’ ports with a tangential outlet: a prospective randomised pilot study  

Microsoft Academic Search

Goal of work  Totally implantable venous access ports are widely accepted in cancer patient treatment, but withdrawal occlusion (WO) can\\u000a hamper the use of the device. A newly designed Vortex® VX port, with a tangential outlet, should allow better clearance of\\u000a the chamber, thereby reducing occlusion of the device. The present study compared the Vortex® port to the classically shaped\\u000a Celsite®

G. A. Goossens; G. Verbeeck; P. Moons; W. Sermeus; I. De Wever; M. Stas

2008-01-01

166

Information technology management: the case of the Port of Singapore Authority  

Microsoft Academic Search

The Port of Singapore Authority (PSA) used information technology (IT) extensively to create a high-tech port that has become the busiest port in the world. Now corporatised as a commercial port operator, PSA Corporation Ltd employs four key management success factors in managing IT to meet the demands and challenges facing port operators. They are: (1) having a business-driven IT

J. E Lee-Partridge; T. S. H Teo; V. K. G Lim

2000-01-01

167

The Regional Road Traffic Flow Forecast Based on Collection and Distribution of Port  

Microsoft Academic Search

With the development of port logistics, container throughput has been improving gradually, the conflicts between collection and distribution system of port and regional road traffic have been deepening. According to the case of Huangpu port of Guangzhou, the study proposes a conversion model between port throughput and truck traffic volume, applies time series method to forecast port freight and truck

Guanxiang Zhang; Xiaodan Lin; Wenxue Cai; Huiling Zhong

2011-01-01

168

Research on the modern port logistics development in the city-group, China  

Microsoft Academic Search

The rapid development of modern logistics brings big challenge to ports. Based on the construction of the hub -Changsha and the port group of Changsha, Zhuzhou and Xiangtan, by creating union innovation and advanced operation mechanism, the infrastructures of current ports will be integrated to transform inland-river ports in Hunan province to modern logistics ports, and to exploit their advantages

Wang Zuzhi; Tang Weidai; Zhao Liping

2010-01-01

169

Quality assurance in the maritime port logistics chain: the case of Valencia, Spain  

Microsoft Academic Search

The provision of port services is an important link in international logistics. Historically, ports have constituted a bottleneck in maritime transport. Moreover, the quality of port services has been compromised by the complex internal port organisation and the considerable number of bodies that participate in the transfer of goods between ships and inland transport vehicles. The efficiency of port services

Raúl Compés López; Nigel Poole

1998-01-01

170

One, two or three port appendectomy - a rational approach  

PubMed Central

Introduction Laparoscopic appendectomy is a safe and feasible technique accepted by many surgeons as the gold standard approach for the treatment of acute appendicitis in children. Traditionally laparoscopic appendectomy requires the use of three ports. However, surgical techniques with fewer ports have been reported. Aim To evaluate the efficacy of laparoscopic appendectomy in children according to the proposed 3-step protocol using one, two or three ports. Material and methods A total of 100 children with the diagnosis of acute appendicitis underwent laparoscopic appendectomy. Patients were treated according to the following protocol: transumbilical access with one 10 mm port using the laparoscope with working channel. The appendix was mobilized and delivered through the umbilical port and tied extracorporeally and removed. If the appendix was placed retrocecally or had adhesions, a second port was introduced. The appendix was mobilized and finally retrieved from the abdominal cavity through the camera port, and resected extracorporeally. In the cases of very short and gangrenous appendix and immobile colon, a third port was introduced and totally intra-abdominal appendectomy was performed. Patients were evaluated regarding the duration of the operation, and operative and postoperative complications. Results During the study period 100 children (58 males, 42 females) had laparoscopic appendectomy: 48 children by one-port technique (group I), 27 children by two-port technique (group II) and 25 children by three-port technique (group III). The mean operative time was 33 min (20-55 min) in group I, 39 min in group II (23-60 min), and 49 min (30-75 min) in group III. There were no intraoperative complications. Wound infections were recorded in 4 (8.3%) patients in group I, three (11.1%) in group II and four (16.0%) in group III. One patient in group III developed an abdominal abscess managed conservatively. Conclusions One-port laparoscopic appendectomy is a feasible technique in children. It allows 48% of children to have the operation. The addition of a second port allows one to mobilize the appendix and perform extracorporeal resection in an additional 27% of cases. These approaches have shorter operative time compared to 3-port technique. Laparoscopic extracorporeal appendectomy, especially one-port, is found to be cost effective and have excellent cosmetic results.

Losin, Marcin; Murawski, Maciej; Wiejek, Agnieszka; Lubacka, Dominika; Czauderna, Piotr

2013-01-01

171

Own experience improving port implantation in laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding  

PubMed Central

Introduction Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding (LAGB) is a method frequently used for treating obesity. It requires periodic band regulation associated with the need for port puncture. However, there is always a substantial risk of port rotation. Aim This publication presents a solution of the problem for a MiniMizer Extra band. Material and methods One thousand one hundred and twenty-four individuals were operated on for obesity in the Department of Gastroenterological, Oncological and General Surgery of the Medical University of Lodz between 2005 and 2009. In 637 patients LAGB was performed. These LAGB patients were divided into three groups. In group I (20 patients) MiniMizer Extra bands were placed without port stabilization. In the second group (292 patients) MiniMizer Extra band placement with port stabilization was commenced. In the third group (325 patients) bands of other manufacturers (AMI, Inamed, Midband, Obtech) were used without port stabilization. The port was implanted into the subcutaneous tissue in the left subcostal region, medial to the left working tool trocar position. Results Port rotation was observed on the very first band adjustment in 3 (0.92%) and 11 (55%) patients with a band other than MiniMizer Extra (n = 325) and the first 20 patients with a MiniMizer Extra band. A different technique of port stabilization was applied in a further 292 patients on MiniMizer Extra band placement and no port rotation was noted. Conclusions We believe that MiniMizer additional port stabilization is necessary for its frequent rotation. Simultaneously, application of our method is easy, does not prolong the procedure significantly and secures comfortable access to the port.

Janczak, Przemyslaw; Modzelewski, Bogdan

2012-01-01

172

River Depth and Container Port Market Shares: The Impact of Deepening the Scheldt River on the West European Container Hub-Port Market Shares  

Microsoft Academic Search

For the economic and financial evaluation of investment projects in container ports it is important to know the relation between container throughput and the price of using the port, the demand function of the port's services. The accessibility of the Port of Antwerp is greatly influenced by the depth of the Scheldt River. For the assessment of the economic impact

Simme J Veldman; Ewout H Bückmann; Rafael Nistal Saitua

2005-01-01

173

Autonomous Towed Vehicle for Underwater Inspection in a Port Area  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper discusses an autonomous towed vehicle for underwater inspection in a port area, in which a sea current is so fast and complex. The autonomous towed vehicle has three different navigation modes; towed mode, autonomous mode and kite mode, to assure safe and reliable inspection in such a port area. An autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) is employed as a

Jin-kyu Choi; Hiroshi Sakai; Toshinari Tanaka

2005-01-01

174

45 CFR 670.34 - Entry and exit ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Welfare 3 2010-10-01 2010-10-01 false Entry and exit ports. 670.34 Section 670.34 Public Welfare...Into and Export From the United States § 670.34 Entry and exit ports. (a) Any native mammal, native...

2010-10-01

175

45 CFR 670.34 - Entry and exit ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Welfare 3 2009-10-01 2009-10-01 false Entry and exit ports. 670.34 Section 670.34 Public Welfare...Into and Export From the United States § 670.34 Entry and exit ports. (a) Any native mammal, native...

2009-10-01

176

Technique for measuring antenna drive port impedance using backscatter data  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes a technique for measuring the drive port impedance, denoted Z(sub D), of an antenna using radar backscatter data. It requires only that one has access to the antenna terminal ports, and the ability to attach a known load to the terminals. In the technique described here, three sets of backscatter data (amplitude and phase) are required: one

Joseph T. Mayhan; Andre R. Dion; Alan J. Simmons

1994-01-01

177

Porting the .NET Compact Framework to Symbian Phones  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents our experiences in porting selected parts of the .NET Compact Framework to Symbian smartphones. Our port includes support for basic services such as threading and file access, low-level networking modules as well as Web Services. We also present a portable .NET GUI for the Symbian platform. The paper shows how the programming models of .NET can be

Frank Siegemund; Robert Sugar; Alain Gefflaut; Friedrich Van Megen

2006-01-01

178

[Complications after implantation of subcutaneous central venous port].  

PubMed

We retrospectively reviewed 500 cases who were implanted with subcutaneous central venous port(CV port)in our institution from Jan. 2007 to Nov. 2011, to investigate the complications arising after CV port implantation. The purpose of CV port implantation was chemotherapy access in 279 cases and home parenteral nutrition in 221 cases. The primary diseases were malignancy in 441 cases(colorectal cancer 252 cases, gastric cancer 54 cases, etc.)and benign diseases in 59 cases. Seven patients(1. 4%)had complications at implantation(pneumothorax 6 cases, catheter migration 1 case). Forty-three patients(8. 6%)had complications after port implantation. Among them, 18 suffered port infection, 10 had obstruction of the catheter system, 4 developed skin ulceration, 4 developed port rotation, 3 had venous thrombosis, and 3 developed catheter migration. The cumulative patency rates after 1, 2, and 3 years were 90. 7%, 81. 2%, and 74. 6%, respectively. Complications after port implantation were more frequently developed in home parenteral nutrition than in chemotherapy. PMID:23863584

Sakamoto, Eiji; Hasegawa, Hiroshi; Komatsu, Shunichiro; Norimizu, Shinji; Shingu, Yuji; Inaba, Kazuki; Taguchi, Yasuro; Ito, Yuko; Watanabe, Masahiro; Arimoto, Atsuki; Isaji, Takahiro; Makino, Arano; Miura, Yasutomo; Santo, Masaki

2013-05-01

179

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

180

Central Vein Dilatation Prior to Concomitant Port Implantation  

SciTech Connect

Implantation of subcutaneous port systems is routinely performed in patients requiring repeated long-term infusion therapy. Ultrasound- and fluoroscopy-guided implantation under local anesthesia is broadly established in interventional radiology and has decreased the rate of complications compared to the surgical approach. In addition, interventional radiology offers the unique possibility of simultaneous management of venous occlusion. We present a technique for recanalization of central venous occlusion and angioplasty combined with port placement in a single intervention which we performed in two patients. Surgical port placement was impossible owing to occlusion of the superior vena cava following placement of a cardiac pacemaker and occlusion of multiple central veins due to paraneoplastic coagulopathy, respectively. In both cases the affected vessel segments were dilated with balloon catheters and the port systems were placed thereafter. After successful dilatation, the venous access was secured with a 25-cm-long, 8-Fr introducer sheath, a subcutaneous pocket prepared, and the port catheter tunneled to the venipuncture site. The port catheter was introduced through the sheath with the proximal end connected to a 5-Fr catheter. This catheter was pulled through the tunnel in order to preserve the tunnel and, at the same time, allow safe removal of the long sheath over the wire. The port system functioned well in both cases. The combination of recanalization and port placement in a single intervention is a straightforward alternative for patients with central venous occlusion that can only be offered by interventional radiology.

Krombach, Gabriele A., E-mail: krombach@rad.rwth-aachen.de; Plumhans, Cedric; Goerg, Fabian; Guenther, Rolf W. [University of Technology (RWTH) Aachen, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University Hospital (Germany)

2010-04-15

181

19 CFR 10.81 - Use in any port.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... General Provisions Salt for Curing Fish § 10.81 Use in any port. (a) Salt withdrawn under bond for use in curing fish on the shores of navigable waters may...If desired, salt to be used in curing fish on shore at another port than...

2013-04-01

182

Research of port bulk logistics comprehensive information integrated platform  

Microsoft Academic Search

The comprehensive information integrated platform on port bulk logistics is constructed on the basis of system analysis and design in terms of hierarchical structure, logic structure and physical structure. The technology of data mining, distributed database and information integrated are adopted to realize the function of sharing resource, decision-support and information-transparent. The system will improves the performance of port bulk

Jing Yu; Guangzhong Liu

2008-01-01

183

Bertrand Game Model for the Port Logistics Alliance  

Microsoft Academic Search

There has been a furious price competition among port logistics enterprises in order to secure the cargo zealously. Therefore, how to prevent destructive price competition from draining all of the profits as well as which strategy should be applied have become the primary center of attention in the port industry. Bertrand model is just a effective means of solving in

Liang Jing; Lu Jing; Li Jing

2010-01-01

184

Economic importance of the Flemish maritime ports: Report 2002  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper provides an extensive overview of the economic importance and development of the Flemish maritime ports, over the period 1995 - 2002. Focusing on the three major variables of value added, employment and investment, it also provides some information about the financial situation of a few vital segments in each port. In addition, it includes figures with respect to

Frédéric Lagneaux

2004-01-01

185

Study on the design of port logistics information platform  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to interconnect different logistics information platforms, based on the theories of vertical integration and horizontal integration principles of supply chain management, port logistics information platform model is designed. The regional, integrated and comprehensive platform include the foundation layer and the application layer which composed of professional logistics system, expanding logistics system, E-port and E-Government system, Financial service system,

Wang Lu; Wang Ying-chun; Zhang Lei

2009-01-01

186

A safe system with safe logistics support for Chittagong Port  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents a prototype implementation of an intelligent system called safe system that monitors container security in the port logistics. Logistics supports in the port require safe container status. The main focus of our contribution is to design a system that supports RFID (Radio Frequency Identification) Readers of all types (such as Reader Protocol complaint and vendor provided Readers),

M. K. Uddin; M. Kamal Hossen

2010-01-01

187

Research on port cluster based logistics collaborative platform construction  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper studies the port cluster based logistics collaborative platform (PCLCP) from management perspective. Its construction modes, designed functional structure and system structure are also discussed. This article is of certain theoretical and practical value for building the PCLCP. Several such platforms have been built and proved to be effective in different regions of China. Keywords-port cluster; logistics; collaborative; platform;

Yanjie Deng; Wensheng Cao; Cheng Zhang; Shuran Zhang

2011-01-01

188

Analytical hierarchy process applied to port logistics efficiency judgement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The port has become the focus of economy. This paper aims to construct analysis model of port logistics arrangement using Delphi and analytical hierarchy process method, furthermore, establishment of fuzzy theory and analytical hierarchy process model and factor set. And calculate every index weight with the weighting method-G1 based on differential principle and appraise comprehensive efficiency using fuzzy theory and

Chen Jinshan; Lv Haizhen

2010-01-01

189

The Monopoly and Competition of Port Logistics Service: Circle Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

Regional monopoly and competition are the common characteristics in the development of port industry, and coordination between them is of great significance for optimal development of port logistics services. This essay attempts to analyze monopoly and competition by using the Circle Model, in an effort to provide evidence for public policies concerning competition on a scale basis.

Nan Li; Yiqun Han

2011-01-01

190

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

191

A quantitative risk analysis approach to port hydrocarbon logistics  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method is presented that allows quantitative risk analysis to be performed on marine hydrocarbon terminals sited in ports. A significant gap was identified in the technical literature on QRA for the handling of hazardous materials in harbours published prior to this work. The analysis is extended to tanker navigation through port waters and loading and unloading facilities. The steps

A. Ronza; S. Carol; V. Espejo; J. A. Vílchez; J. Arnaldos

2006-01-01

192

19 CFR 122.92 - Procedure at port of origin.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...92 Procedure at port of origin. (a) Forms required ...with Customs at the port of origin for merchandise for immediate...legible and in the English language; (ii) Display a unique...appear on the AWB: (1) Origin (2) Entry Type...

2010-04-01

193

19 CFR 122.92 - Procedure at port of origin.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...92 Procedure at port of origin. (a) Forms required ...with Customs at the port of origin for merchandise for immediate...legible and in the English language; (ii) Display a unique...appear on the AWB: (1) Origin (2) Entry Type...

2009-04-01

194

33 CFR 110.155 - Port of New York.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Whenever, in the opinion of the Captain of the Port, such...will not have sufficient men on board to weigh...released, unless the Captain of the Port shall waive the...any pier nor impede the movement of any boat, and...

2013-07-01

195

Institutional change in the Port of New York  

Microsoft Academic Search

Innovation, organizational capabilities, and environmental values combine to determine institutional change for a major marine port. This conceptual framework is applied to the case of dredged material management for the Port of New York and New Jersey. During the century under review, the institutional setting has changed significantly with: (1) environmental considerations moving from nearly irrelevant to central: (2) the

Richard Burroughs

2005-01-01

196

Rapid entry port for an anaerobic glove box.  

PubMed Central

A rapid entry mechanism for an anaerobic glove box is described. The entry port is practical for entry or removal of one or two items and requires only seconds to operate. No deleterious effect on isolation or growth of anaerobes has been encountered since installation of the rapid entry port 3.5 years ago. Details for its construction are given.

Gill, V J; Tipton, H W; Gersch, S M

1978-01-01

197

Port performance comparison applying data envelopment analysis (DEA)  

Microsoft Academic Search

The large variety of factors that influence port performance complicates the determination of port efficiency. This paper presents a new approach to the measurement of efficiency. Data envelopment analysis (DEA), as a it is called, has particular applicability in the service sector. Applying mathematical programming techniques. DEA enables relative efficiency ratings ti be derived within a set of analysed units.

Y. Roll; Y. Hayuth

1993-01-01

198

Based on factor analysis of influencing factors of port throughput  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Throughput of port is an important quantitative indicator reflecting the port producing and managing results, while it's also an important quantitative indicator of the construction of international shipping center of Shanghai. Besides, throughput of port is a quantitative reference measuring the level of development and construction of a country, region or a city. There are many factors affecting the. From several throughput of port affecting factors, in this article, with the help of SSRS13.0, we used factor analysis based on empirical analysis of Shanghai to extract fatal factors and analyze the inherent mechanism of throughput of port, and aimed to make some suggestions for the establishment of international shipping center of Shanghai.

Yuan, Xiang

2011-10-01

199

Cement port closure sleeve for a subsea well  

SciTech Connect

In a method of drilling a subsea well in which a tubular outer wellhead housing is secured to a string of conductor pipe and lowered into the well to a first depth, the improvement is described comprising: lowering an inner wellhead housing into the outer wellhead housing prior to drilling the well past the first depth; providing the inner wellhead housing with an inner return port which is in fluid communication with an outer return port formed in the outer wellhead housing; closing the inner return port and drilling the well to a second depth, causing drilling fluid returns to flow up through the inner wellhead housing to a drilling platform; then securing a casing hanger to an upper end of the string of casing and lowering the string of casing into the well; and opening the inner return port, then cementing the string of casing, causing cement returns to flow out the inner and outer return ports.

Henderson, H.O. Jr.; Nobileau, P.C.

1993-07-13

200

A procedure for identifying significant environmental aspects in sea ports.  

PubMed

A new methodology has been designed to identify and rank the significant environmental aspects in sea ports. The main objective of the Strategic Overview of Significant Environmental Aspects (SOSEA) is to help port managers to identify significant environmental aspects and to reinforce the awareness about them in order to prioritise work in environmental management. Developed in close collaboration with port environmental managers and tested in a set of ports, it is a user-friendly tool that can be applied in approximately half a working day. It is based on ISO 14001 vocabulary and requirements and it can be considered as the base for the implementation of any Environmental Management System for port communities. PMID:15946703

Darbra, R M; Ronza, A; Stojanovic, T A; Wooldridge, C; Casal, J

2005-08-01

201

Port liner and method of assembly  

SciTech Connect

An improved port liner and its method of assembly into a cylinder head of an engine such that an air insulating layer is formed between the outer periphery of the liner and the inner diameter of an exhaust passage. The liner is a thin, stainless steel member having an arcuately-shaped section and a straight section which permits it to be inserted only one way into an exhaust passage. This is important for it allows for automated machine assembly of a valve guide which must be pressed through an opening located in the outer surface of the liner. The method of assembly also limits the physical contact between the liner and the cylinder head and this in conjunction with the air layer reduces the loss of thermal energy from the passing exhaust gases.

Niedert, D.W.

1984-02-14

202

33 CFR 165.777 - Security Zone; West Basin, Port Canaveral Harbor, Cape Canaveral, Florida.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

... 2013-07-01 false Security Zone; West Basin, Port Canaveral...Navigable Waters COAST GUARD, DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY (CONTINUED) PORTS AND WATERWAYS...Guard District § 165.777 Security Zone; West Basin, Port...

2013-07-01

203

75 FR 33556 - Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Port Angeles, WA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Proposed Amendment of Class E Airspace; Port Angeles, WA AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration...Fairchild International Airport, Port Angeles, WA. The Ediz Hook Nondirectional Radio...Fairchild International Airport, Port Angeles, WA. This action is necessary...

2010-06-14

204

33 CFR 100.1307 - Special Local Regulations, Strait Thunder Performance, Port Angeles, WA.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Regulations, Strait Thunder Performance, Port Angeles, WA. 100.1307 Section 100.1307...Regulations, Strait Thunder Performance, Port Angeles, WA. (a) Regulated Areas. (1...the following points located near Port Angeles, Washington: Point 1:...

2010-07-01

205

Public Works Aiming at Improvement of Port and Marine Environment in Japan.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Port and marine environment improvement works in Japan are carried out as a part of port improvement works. These works include marine environment improvement works and studies for materialization of port works conducted by government directly, works to p...

Y. Okada

1982-01-01

206

33 CFR 150.940 - Safety zones for specific deepwater ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Safety zones for specific deepwater ports...PORTS DEEPWATER PORTS: OPERATIONS Safety Zones, No Anchoring Areas, and Areas To Be Avoided § 150.940 Safety zones for specific deepwater...

2013-07-01

207

Management Information System for the Inland River Port System, Apple (for Microcomputers).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In a cooperative effort with the City of St. Louis Port Authority, the Maritime Administration (MARAD) has released the Management Information System for the Inland River Port System (IRPS). Designed to improve port management efficiency, the IRPS encompa...

R. L. Korink

1987-01-01

208

33 CFR 165.825 - Security Zones; Captain of the Port St. Louis, Missouri.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Security Zones; Captain of the Port St. Louis, Missouri. 165.825 Section...825 Security Zones; Captain of the Port St. Louis, Missouri. (a) Location...by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, St. Louis or designated...

2009-07-01

209

33 CFR 165.825 - Security Zones; Captain of the Port St. Louis, Missouri.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...false Security Zones; Captain of the Port St. Louis, Missouri. 165.825 Section...825 Security Zones; Captain of the Port St. Louis, Missouri. (a) Location...by the Coast Guard Captain of the Port, St. Louis or designated...

2010-07-01

210

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 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...

2012-10-01

211

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 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...

2011-10-01

212

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Security Zone; Manbirtee Key, Port of Manatee, Florida. 165.767 Section 165...Security Zone; Manbirtee Key, Port of Manatee, Florida. (a) Regulated area...all directions, not to include the Port Manatee Channel. (b) Definitions....

2009-07-01

213

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Security Zone; Manbirtee Key, Port of Manatee, Florida. 165.767 Section 165...Security Zone; Manbirtee Key, Port of Manatee, Florida. (a) Regulated area...all directions, not to include the Port Manatee Channel. (b) Definitions....

2010-07-01

214

76 FR 37007 - Safety Zone; Stockton Ports Baseball Club Fourth of July Fireworks Display, Stockton, CA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...1625-AA00 Safety Zone; Stockton Ports Baseball Club Fourth of July Fireworks Display, Stockton...display. Basis and Purpose Stockton Ports Baseball Club will sponsor the Stockton Ports Baseball Club Fourth of July Fireworks Display...

2011-06-24

215

78 FR 38197 - Establishment of Class E Airspace; Port Townsend, WA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Establishment of Class E Airspace; Port Townsend, WA AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration...Jefferson County International Airport, Port Townsend, WA, to accommodate aircraft using...establish controlled airspace at Port Townsend, WA (78 FR 25005). Interested...

2013-06-26

216

78 FR 25005 - Proposed Establishment of Class E Airspace; Port Townsend, WA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Establishment of Class E Airspace; Port Townsend, WA AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration...Jefferson County International Airport, Port Townsend, WA. Controlled airspace is necessary...Jefferson County International Airport, Port Townsend, WA. Controlled airspace within a...

2013-04-29

217

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

218

Improvised Transumbilical Glove Port: A Cost Effective Method for Single Port Laparoscopic Surgery  

Microsoft Academic Search

Innovations in technology has changed the traditional laparoscopy to be less invasive. Singleport transumbilical laparoscopy\\u000a has emerged to enhance the cosmetic benefits and to decrease the morbidity of the minimally invasive surgery. It has further\\u000a minimized the minimally invasive surgery. However, this technique requires a specialized multichannel port (for introducing\\u000a laparoscope and instruments) which is very costly and in fact,

Elbert Khiangte; Iheule Newme; Partha Phukan; Santanu Medhi

2011-01-01

219

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

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Subcutaneous Venous Port Implantation in Patients with Bilateral Breast Surgery  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study was to evaluate the long-term follow-up results of subcutaneous venous ports implanted in patients with bilateral mastectomies. We retrospectively reviewed the hospital charts and the electronic database of 17 patients with bilateral mastectomies whom had venous port implantation in our interventional radiology suit. A total of 17 ports were implanted to the paramedian (n = 3) and anterolateral (standard; n = 12) chest wall, on the trapezius muscle (n = 1), and to the antecubital fossa (n = 1). The mean age was 48.29 years (range: 35-60 years). The mean time interval from time of surgery to port implantation was 34 months (range: 1-84 months). The mean follow-up time was 15 months (range: 7-39 months). Follow-up parameters and classification of the complications was defined according to the SIR guidelines. No procedure-related complication occurred. A single case of mild late infection was noted and the infection rate was 0.19/1000 catheter days. Infusion chemotherapy administration was still going on in eight patients. Two patients died during the follow-up and four patients were lost after 6 months. Port removal was performed in three patients at follow-up because of the end of treatment. One trapezius port and one paramedian port weres among the removed ports without any problem. Although we have a limited number of patients, port placement to the anterior chest wall, either paramedian or anterolateral, on the trapezius muscle or to the antecubital fossa depending on the extent of the bilateral breast surgeries that can be performed with low complication rates by a careful patient and anatomical location selection by involving the patients in the decision-making process. We believe that patient education and knowledge of possible complications have high importance in follow-up.

Peynircioglu, Bora, E-mail: borapeynir@gmail.com; Arslan, E. Bengi; Cil, Barbaros E.; Geyik, Serdar; Hazirolan, Tuncay [Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Department of Radiology (Turkey); Konan, Ali [Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Department of General Surgery (Turkey); Balkanci, Ferhun [Hacettepe University, School of Medicine, Department of Radiology (Turkey)

2007-06-15

221

Device having two optical ports for switching applications  

DOEpatents

This invention is comprised of 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, A.; Stabile, P.J.

1990-10-11

222

System clustering-based analysis of the competition network pattern and the comparison of service bidding between ports  

Microsoft Academic Search

A port has to consider others in the port group when making its strategy under complicated environment. This paper introduces a scientific method for ports on how to make the best bidding decision. First, the multivariate statistics clustering analysis is utilized to analyze the port group's competition hierarchy. And the level of the port is determined. Then Tianjin Port is

Niu Zhanwen; Zhu Yan

2010-01-01

223

Implantable Subcutaneous Venous Access Devices: Is Port Fixation Necessary? A Review of 534 Cases  

SciTech Connect

Conventional surgical technique of subcutaneous venous port placement describes dissection of the port pocket to the pectoralis fascia and suture fixation of the port to the fascia to prevent inversion of the device within the pocket. This investigation addresses the necessity of that step. Between October 8, 2004 and October 19, 2007, 558 subcutaneous chest ports were placed at our institution; 24 cases were excluded from this study. We performed a retrospective review of the remaining 534 ports, which were placed using standard surgical technique with the exception that none were sutured into the pocket. Mean duration of port use, total number of port days, indications for removal, and complications were recorded and compared with the literature. Mean duration of port use was 341 days (182,235 total port days, range 1-1279). One port inversion/flip occurred, which resulted in malfunction and necessitated port revision (0.2%). Other complications necessitating port removal included infection 26 (5%), thrombosis n = 2 (<1%), catheter fracture/pinch n = 1 (<1%), pain n = 2 (<1%), and skin erosion n = 3 (1%). There were two arrhythmias at the time of placement; neither required port removal. The overall complication rate was 7%. The 0.2% incidence of port inversion we report is concordant with that previously published, although many previous reports do not specify if suture fixation of the port was performed. Suture fixation of the port, in our experience, is not routinely necessary and may negatively impact port removal.

McNulty, Nancy J., E-mail: nancy.mcnulty@hitchcock.org; Perrich, Kiley D.; Silas, Anne M. [Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Department of Diagnostic Radiology (United States); Linville, Robert M. [Dartmouth Medical School (United States); Forauer, Andrew R. [Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Department of Diagnostic Radiology (United States)

2010-08-15

224

Evaluating Systemic Stress Response in Single Port vs. Multi-Port Laparoscopic Cholecystectomy  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background and Aims  Acute-phase proteins and inflammatory cytokines mediate measurable responses to surgical trauma, which are proportional to\\u000a the extent of tissue injury and correlate with post-operative outcome. By comparing systemic stress following multi-port (LC)\\u000a and single-incision laparoscopic cholecystectomy (SILC), we aim to determine whether reduced incision size induces a reduced\\u000a stress response.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  Thirty-five consecutive patients were included, 11 underwent SILC

Colleen G. C. McGregor; Mikael H. Sodergren; Alec Aslanyan; Victoria J. Wright; Sanjay Purkayastha; Ara Darzi; Paraskevas Paraskeva

2011-01-01

225

PortVis: A Tool for Port-Based Detection of Security Events  

SciTech Connect

Most visualizations of security-related network data require large amounts of finely detailed, high-dimensional data. However, in some cases, the data available can only be coarsely detailed because of security concerns or other limitations. How can interesting security events still be discovered in data that lacks important details, such as IP addresses, network security alarms, and labels? In this paper, we discuss a system we have designed that takes very coarsely detailed data-basic, summarized information of the activity on each TCP port during each given hour-and uses visualization to help uncover interesting security events.

McPherson, J; Ma, K; Krystosk, P; Bartoletti, T; Christensen, M

2004-06-29

226

LaPorte County Continuity of Care Planning Conference Proceedings.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Proceedings of the LaPorte County Continuity of Care Planning Conference held February 24, 1974 in Michigan City, Indiana are presented. The program included panel presentations by two hospital social service directors and an administrator of a nursing ho...

1974-01-01

227

Project Culdesac: Concepts for Cargo Handling at Primitive Ports.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Concepts for the transfer of limited quantities of general cargo at primitive ports are presented. These concepts were investigated with respect to economic and technical feasibility. Of the concepts studied, the simplest (towing cargo from an offshore sh...

1964-01-01

228

31. Oakland Port and General Depot. Transit Shed No. 7, ...  

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

31. Oakland Port and General Depot. Transit Shed No. 7, 936 feet, Building 127 STAIR & TOILET ROOM DETAILS. Sheet 3 of 16 - Oakland Army Base, Transit Shed, East of Dunkirk Street & South of Burma Road, Oakland, Alameda County, CA

229

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

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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

230

33. Oakland Port and General Depot. Transit Shed No. 7, ...  

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33. Oakland Port and General Depot. Transit Shed No. 7, 936 feet, Building 127 STAIR & TOILET ROOM DETAILS. Sheet 6 of 16 - Oakland Army Base, Transit Shed, East of Dunkirk Street & South of Burma Road, Oakland, Alameda County, CA

231

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

232

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

233

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

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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

234

AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH WEST, BIRMINGHAM PORT ROAD DON DRENNAN ...  

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AERIAL VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH WEST, BIRMINGHAM PORT ROAD DON DRENNAN OVERPASS IN FOREGROUND, TCI-US STEEL ENSLEY WORKS IN THE BACKGROUND. - Tennessee Coal & Iron Company, Ensley Works, West of residential & commercial districts, Birmingham, Jefferson County, AL

235

Hydrodynamic Classification of Submerged Single-Port Discharges.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The present classification scheme provides a comprehensive quantitative description of the many possible flow configurations that can occur in single-port, submerged discharges. In our experience, the scheme seems valid for about 95% of practically occurr...

G. H. Jirka R. L. Doneker

1991-01-01

236

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

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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

237

38. PORT SIDE VIEW OF VESSEL'S AFTERBODY IN DRYDOCK Original ...  

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38. PORT SIDE VIEW OF VESSEL'S AFTERBODY IN DRYDOCK Original 5'x5' photograph taken by Robert S. Douglas in 1966 - Pilot Schooner "Alabama", Moored in harbor at Vineyard Haven, Vineyard Haven, Dukes County, MA

238

17. DETAIL VIEW OF PORT SIDE ENGINE, BATTERIES, AND FUEL ...  

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17. DETAIL VIEW OF PORT SIDE ENGINE, BATTERIES, AND FUEL TANK; INTERIOR OF SHIP'S HEAD SHOWN IN LEFT OF IMAGE - Pilot Schooner "Alabama", Moored in harbor at Vineyard Haven, Vineyard Haven, Dukes County, MA

239

On the Transformation of Values: A Decade after Port Huron  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

Author takes a fresh look at today's changing values 15 years after his original paper on the transformation of values appeared and 10 years after the Port Huron Statement adopted by the Students for a Democratic Society. (MB)

Getzels, J. W.

1972-01-01

240

46 CFR 171.118 - Automatic ventilators and side ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 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...

2011-10-01

241

46 CFR 171.118 - Automatic ventilators and side ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 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...

2012-10-01

242

116. #2 FIREROOM LOOKING AFT PORT TO STARBOARD SHOWING ...  

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

116. #2 FIREROOM - LOOKING AFT PORT TO STARBOARD SHOWING #4 BOILER FRONT WITH SIX (6) BURNERS, FUEL OIL PIPING, VALVES AND OPEN ACCESS TO FIREBOX. - U.S.S. HORNET, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Sinclair Inlet, Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA

243

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

244

50 CFR 216.50 - Importation at designated ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...the information of importers, designated ports of entry for the United States are: New York, N.Y. Miami, Fla. Chicago, Ill. San Francisco, Calif. Los Angeles, Calif. New Orleans, La. Seattle, Wash. Honolulu, Hi....

2012-10-01

245

50 CFR 216.50 - Importation at designated ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...the information of importers, designated ports of entry for the United States are: New York, N.Y. Miami, Fla. Chicago, Ill. San Francisco, Calif. Los Angeles, Calif. New Orleans, La. Seattle, Wash. Honolulu, Hi....

2011-10-01

246

45 CFR 670.34 - Entry and exit ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Public Welfare Regulations Relating to Public Welfare (Continued) NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION CONSERVATION OF ANTARCTIC ANIMALS AND PLANTS Import Into and Export From the United States § 670.34 Entry and exit ports. (a) Any native...

2011-10-01

247

71. CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS' LOUNGE AFT LOOKING FORWARD PORT ...  

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

71. CHIEF PETTY OFFICERS' LOUNGE - AFT LOOKING FORWARD PORT TO STARBOARD SHOWING COFFEE MESS, ICE CREAM COOLER, ICE MACHINE AND SCUTTLEBUTT. - U.S.S. HORNET, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Sinclair Inlet, Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA

248

25. HISTORIC VIEW OF STATION PLATFORMS AND TACOMA PORT AND ...  

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

25. HISTORIC VIEW OF STATION PLATFORMS AND TACOMA PORT AND INDUSTRIAL AREA LOOKING NORTHEAST, 1922 (Boland Collection, Tacoma Public Library Northwest Collection) - Union Passenger Station Concourse, 1713 Pacific Avenue, Tacoma, Pierce County, WA

249

30. Oakland Port and General Depot. Transit Shed No. 7, ...  

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

30. Oakland Port and General Depot. Transit Shed No. 7, 936 feet, Building 161 PLOT PLAN & TRANSVERSE SECTION. Sheet 1 of 16 - Oakland Army Base, Transit Shed, East of Dunkirk Street & South of Burma Road, Oakland, Alameda County, CA

250

49. COMMAND INFORMATION CENTER (CIC) AFT LOOKING FORWARD PORT ...  

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

49. COMMAND INFORMATION CENTER (CIC) - AFT LOOKING FORWARD PORT TO STARBOARD SHOWING VARIOUS TYPES OF RADAR UNITS, PLOT TABLES AND PLOTTING BOARDS. - U.S.S. HORNET, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Sinclair Inlet, Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA

251

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

252

7 CFR 322.35 - Ports of entry.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE BEES, BEEKEEPING BYPRODUCTS, AND BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT Importation and Transit of Restricted Articles § 322.35 Ports of...

2013-01-01

253

7 CFR 322.20 - Ports of entry.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Regulations of the Department of Agriculture (Continued) ANIMAL AND PLANT HEALTH INSPECTION SERVICE, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE BEES, BEEKEEPING BYPRODUCTS, AND BEEKEEPING EQUIPMENT Importation of Restricted Organisms § 322.20 Ports of entry....

2013-01-01

254

19 CFR 122.92 - Procedure at port of origin.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...consumption entry purposes in accord with § 141.69(b) of this chapter. Customs authorization procedures which use a perforation device are acceptable in lieu of the appropriate Customs signature. The port director will determine whether a...

2013-04-01

255

33. View aft of main deck, port side, taken from ...  

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

33. View aft of main deck, port side, taken from just aft of forecastle bulkhead showing foremast, fore shrouds, pig house, midship house and boat skids. - Ship BALCLUTHA, 2905 Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA

256

37. View aft of port side of main deck taken ...  

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

37. View aft of port side of main deck taken from just aft of midship house, showing main hatch, mainmast and poop bulkhead. - Ship BALCLUTHA, 2905 Hyde Street Pier, San Francisco, San Francisco County, CA

257

Port Townsend wind energy demonstration project. Project report  

SciTech Connect

A wind generator was used to demonstrate the use of wind energy on the campus of the Port Townsend High School. Through this project, enough data was collected to make a realistic evaluation of small wind projects. (BCS)

Ross, L.

1984-12-15

258

Analysis of Unit Deployments Through US East Coast Ports.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

In support of its role as the Department of Defense (DoD) executive agent for surface transportation and common user ocean terminals, Military Traffic Management Command (MTMC) has established the 'Highways, Rail, and Ports for National Defense' programs,...

G. E. Mays R. L. Compton S. S. Godwin

1992-01-01

259

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

260

NOAA's Physical Oceanographic Real-Time Systems (PORTS(Registered)).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

NOAA's Center for Operational Oceanographic Products and Services (CO-OPS) has developed the Physical Oceanographic Real-Time System (PORTS ) to meet the specific needs of the local maritime community by measuring, integrating, and disseminating observati...

D. Wright R. Bassett

2010-01-01

261

93. STARBOARD CATAPULT HYDRAULIC PUMP PORT LOOKING TO STARBOARD ...  

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

93. STARBOARD CATAPULT HYDRAULIC PUMP - PORT LOOKING TO STARBOARD SHOWING ONE OF THE SEVEN (7) HYDRAULIC USED TO OPERATE THE CATAPULT. - U.S.S. HORNET, Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Sinclair Inlet, Bremerton, Kitsap County, WA

262

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

263

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

264

15. PORT SIDE OF FLYBRIDGE WING, LOOKING TOWARDS BOW AT ...  

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

15. PORT SIDE OF FLYBRIDGE WING, LOOKING TOWARDS BOW AT SHIP'S CONTROLS AND IN BACKGROUND IS COMPASS. - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter WHITE HEATH, USGS Integrated Support Command Boston, 427 Commercial Street, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

265

14. FLYBRIDGE, LOOKING TOWARDS PORT, SHOWING BOOM CONTROLS, PILOT HOUSE ...  

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

14. FLYBRIDGE, LOOKING TOWARDS PORT, SHOWING BOOM CONTROLS, PILOT HOUSE AT LEFT. - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter WHITE HEATH, USGS Integrated Support Command Boston, 427 Commercial Street, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

266

29. CO'S STATEROOM, LOOKING IN FROM OUTSIDE PORT WINDOW, TOWARDS ...  

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

29. CO'S STATEROOM, LOOKING IN FROM OUTSIDE PORT WINDOW, TOWARDS WOODEN DOOR AND BUNK. - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter WHITE HEATH, USGS Integrated Support Command Boston, 427 Commercial Street, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

267

Offshore port service concepts: classification and economic feasibility  

Microsoft Academic Search

Most prevalent among the approaches to address the ever increasing demands for port capacity are the construction of new berths,\\u000a installation of faster cranes and optimization of existing resources. A less common approach is to employ offshore port service\\u000a concepts. Here, we endeavor to provide a complete survey of such nontraditional offshore service concepts and demonstrate\\u000a that all, except a

Jonghoe Kim; James R. Morrison

268

16. PORT SIDE OF DECK OF SUPERSTRUCTURE WITH STEPS UP ...  

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

16. PORT SIDE OF DECK OF SUPERSTRUCTURE WITH STEPS UP TO PORT SIDE OF FLYBRIDGE (IMAGE 15) AT LEFT, STRUCTURE TO RIGHT OF STAIRS IS PILOT HOUSE, STRUCTURE TO RIGHT AND REAR OF PILOT HOUSE IS CO'S STATEROOM (CAPTAIN'S QUARTERS). TWO WINDOWS TO RIGHT HAVE WOODEN FRAMES. - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter WHITE HEATH, USGS Integrated Support Command Boston, 427 Commercial Street, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

269

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

270

The Ports of Tampa and Hamburg and the Qualitative Impacts on their Communities  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study researches the past, present and future role of ports, specifically the Ports of Tampa and Hamburg linked to their cities. It examines the legal structures of port authorities which play a major role in their economic priorities and impact their cities’ social, environmental and cultural quality of life. From a humanistic perspective, one can look at a port

Gerhard Becker

2010-01-01

271

Changing port–city relations at Amsterdam: A new phase at the interface?  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we investigate whether a new phase in port–city development is emerging. We have done this by analysing the scientific literature on present and future spatial developments of the port of Amsterdam in the Netherlands in terms of the spatial and environmental policies and the viewpoints of port firms. It appears that in the Port of Amsterdam, but

Bart W. Wiegmans; Erik Louw

2011-01-01

272

1. View of houses from Port Ludlow, houses no. 31A ...  

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

1. View of houses from Port Ludlow, houses no. 31A and 31B, facing northwest across Pope Street at intersection with Kitsap Avenue. House no. 31 B in center foreground, no 31A in right background. - Houses Moved from Port Ludlow, Various Addresses (moved from Port Ludlow, WA), Port Gamble, Kitsap County, WA

273

Improving port hinterland connection capacity: a comparative study of Polish and Belgian cases  

Microsoft Academic Search

The study takes a comparative approach by investigating the situation in the hinterlands of two different port areas in Europe: Antwerp (Belgium) and Gdansk-Sopot-Gdynia agglomeration (Poland). Both port centres have an important road hinterland connection that faces competition from other alternative modes of freight transport. However, the Port of Antwerp is already one of the leading ports of the continent

Raimonds Aronietis; Jedrzej Gadzinski; Tom Pauwels; Thierry Vanelslander; Rafal Wasil

2011-01-01

274

Definitional Mission: Pre-Feasibility Study of Rehabilitation of the Polish Port of Szczecin.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Definitional Mission was conducted to assess the pre-feasibility of port development and rehabilitation in the Polish Port of Szczecin and the potential for Free Trade Zone development at the Port. The Port of Szczecin managers outlined four major dev...

1992-01-01

275

Comparative study of the impact of the dummy port in a scroll compressor  

Microsoft Academic Search

A dummy port plays an important role in the porting process and the improvement of the performance of a scroll compressor. This paper documents an investigation on the working mechanism of the dummy port in a scroll compressor. To characterize the dummy port effects on the different parts of the scroll compressor, two scroll compressors, one with and the other

Michael M. Cui

2007-01-01

276

77 FR 39406 - Safety Zone; Tom Graves Memorial Fireworks, Port Bay, Wolcott, NY  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Memorial Fireworks, Port Bay, Wolcott, NY AGENCY: Coast Guard, DHS. ACTION: Temporary...temporary safety zone on Port Bay, Wolcott, NY. This safety zone is intended to restrict...will be held on Port Bay near Wolcott, NY. The Captain of the Port Buffalo has...

2012-07-03

277

Truck travel time reliability and prediction in a port drayage network  

Microsoft Academic Search

Port drayage is an important component of the marine intermodal system and affects the efficiency of the intermodal supply chain. Sharing and utilizing drayage truck arrival information could improve both port drayage and port operational efficiency. To assess the feasibility of truck arrival time predictions, this research explores how reliable the port drayage network is. First, two reliability measures are

Wenjuan Zhao; Anne V Goodchild

2011-01-01

278

HLA-based distributed virtual simulation applied in port logistics syste  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to the deficiency in traditional Virtual Simulation of port logistics system which affects the efficiency of the port work, the port logistics system was based on distributed virtual simulation. The paper describes the object model template development which based on the port logistics system, FOM \\/ SOM object class, interaction class and its federal \\

Hualin Dai; Juan Peng

2010-01-01

279

Modelling a port logistics process using the structured analysis and design technique  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we define the boundaries of a port cluster system and make an attempt to analyse how port cluster companies engage in the port logistics process. In order to visually present the intra-port clusters, we have used the ‘Structured Analysis and Design Technique’ (SADT). SADT was chosen, as it provides a robust structured method to model hierarchical systems

Hong-Seung Roh; Chandra S Lalwani; Mohamed M. Naim

2007-01-01

280

LITeTag: Design and Implementation of an RFID System for IT-based Port Logistics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Logistics has grown dramatically, especially where identifying, locating, or tracking objects in ports are important, because ports are gateways to extended markets. In this paper, we analyze the new requirements of port logistics after a brief introduction and present a system prototype. Then we describe the design and implementation of an RFID system for IT-based port logistics. Our solution named

Hyuntae Cho; Hoon Choi; Woonghyun Lee; Yeonsu Jung; Yunju Baek

2006-01-01

281

Research on Problems and Strategies of Port Logistics for Caofeidian Harbor, China  

Microsoft Academic Search

The development of global economy and the boost of Chinese import and export create an opportunity for Caofeidian port to be built up and develop its port logistics. So it's of great significance to explore the solution to how to develop Caofeidian port logistics service. In this paper we designed the model for Caofeidian port logistics system with a systemic

Du Lijuan

2010-01-01

282

A Case Research on Vulnerability of logistics system in the Tianjin port  

Microsoft Academic Search

From the view of Analysis of port logistics system, this paper put forward the connotation of vulnerability and defined the contents of the port logistics system vulnerability studies. On this basis of above, I established the assessment methods on port logistics system vulnerability. Besides, take Tianjin for cases I analyses the geographical factor and the natural environment, infrastructure factors, port

Zhang Weixi; Xi Tianyu; zhang Ruifeng

2011-01-01

283

Determinants of a regional port-centric logistics hub: The case of East Africa  

Microsoft Academic Search

Demand for port capacity in East Africa is rising rapidly, and possibilities for expansion in the existing ports are limited. Studies indicate that, by 2016, a new port north of Dar es Salaam (Tanzania) should be operational, serving, as a regional hub, the needs of the total (captive and non-captive) hinterland of East African ports. The objective of this article

Hercules Haralambides; Simme Veldman; Eric van Drunen; Miaojia Liu

2011-01-01

284

Modeling and Control of Three-Port DC\\/DC Converter Interface for Satellite Applications  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper presents the control strategy and power management for an integrated three-port converter, which interfaces one solar input port, one bidirectional battery port, and an isolated output port. Multimode operations and multiloop designs are vital for such multiport converters. However, control design is difficult for a multiport converter to achieve multifunctional power management because of various cross-coupled control loops.

Zhijun Qian; Osama Abdel-Rahman; Hussam Al-Atrash; Issa Batarseh

2010-01-01

285

The hierarchical configuration of the container port industry: an application of multiple linkage analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims to provide a hierarchical configuration of the container port industry. It attempts to do so by determining a port hierarchy and then, utilising this, deriving the nature of the spatial interactions between sample ports in East Asia. The former is determined by assessing the relative importance of a port within the given network, and the latter is

Kevin Cullinane; Yuhong Wang

2012-01-01

286

High-speed optical switch fabrics with large port count.  

PubMed

We report a novel architecture that can be used to construct optical switch fabrics with very high port count and nanoseconds switching speed. It is well known that optical switch fabrics with very fast switching time and high port count are challenging to realize. Currently, one of the most promising solutions is based on a combination of wavelength-tunable lasers and the arrayed waveguide grating router (AWGR). To scale up the number of ports in such switches, a direct method is to use AWGRs with a high channel count. However, such AWGRs introduce very large crosstalk noise due to the close wavelength channel spacing. In this paper, we propose an architecture for realizing a high-port count optical switch fabric using a combination of low-port count AWGRs, optical ON-OFF gates and WDM couplers. Using this new methodology, we constructed a proof-of concept experiment to demonstrate the feasibility of a 256 x 256 optical switch fabric. To our knowledge, this port count is the highest ever reported for switch fabrics of this type. PMID:19550498

Yeo, Yong-Kee; Xu, Zhaowen; Wang, Dawei; Liu, Jianguo; Wang, Yixin; Cheng, Tee-Hiang

2009-06-22

287

Inlet port positioning for a miniaturized centrifugal blood pump.  

PubMed

We are developing the Baylor-Kyocera KP implantable centrifugal blood pump for small sized adult and pediatric patients. This pump eccentrically positions the inlet port, which eliminates flow stagnation around the top pivot bearing. The inlet port design is important because it may vary the inlet orifice pressure on the top housing and change hydraulic performance and hemolytic characteristics. The pressure distribution inside the KP pump was assessed by a computational fluid dynamic (CFD) analysis with 2.7 x 10(5) elements and 3.16 x 10(5) nodes. Hydraulic performance and hemolysis were evaluated with 3 different pump housings, which had 3.8, 4.5, and 6.1 mm offset inlet ports from the center in a mock circuit. The CFD analysis revealed that the pressure gradually increased from the center toward the peripheral. The pressure difference between the 3.8 to 6.1 mm offsets was less than 600 Pa. The hydraulic performance did not drastically change at 3.8, 4.5, and 6.1 mm offset from the center. However, the hemolysis increased with the increase of the port offset from 0.0080+/- 0.0048 to 0.054 +/- 0.028 g/100 L. The inlet port positioning is important to attain less blood trauma in this small Gyro centrifugal blood pump. The preferable position of the inlet port is less than 4.5 mm offset from the center. PMID:11872011

Takano, Tamaki; Schulte-Eistrup, Sebastian; Kawahito, Shinji; Maeda, Tomohiro; Nonaka, Kenji; Linneweber, Joerg; Glueck, Julie; Fujisawa, Akira; Makinouchi, Kenzo; Yokokawa, Michihiro; Nosé, Yukihiko

2002-01-01

288

19 CFR 4.89 - Vessels in foreign trade proceeding via domestic ports and touching at intermediate foreign ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-04-01 false Vessels in foreign trade proceeding via domestic ports...OF THE TREASURY VESSELS IN FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC TRADES Coastwise Procedure § 4.89 Vessels in foreign trade proceeding via domestic...

2010-04-01

289

19 CFR 4.89 - Vessels in foreign trade proceeding via domestic ports and touching at intermediate foreign ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-04-01 false Vessels in foreign trade proceeding via domestic ports...OF THE TREASURY VESSELS IN FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC TRADES Coastwise Procedure § 4.89 Vessels in foreign trade proceeding via domestic...

2009-04-01

290

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

291

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

292

A 4-D chaotic oscillator with a hysteresis 2-port VCCS: the first example of chaotic oscillators consisting of 2-port VCCSs and capacitors  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper studies the synthesis of chaotic oscillators using 2-port VCCSs and capacitors. As a first step, we design a 4-D hysteresis chaotic oscillator using one linear 2-port VCCS, one hysteresis 2-port VCCS and two capacitors. In the circuit, we have confirmed theoretically that a simple periodic attractor changes into quad screw chaotic attractor as influence of the nonlinearity decreases

M. Kataoka; T. Saito

1999-01-01

293

Research on mode selection for developing port logistics in China based on analytical hierarchy process—Taking Tianjin port logistics as an example  

Microsoft Academic Search

According to unique advantages, coastal cities in China should select an appropriate development mode for their port logistics industries to stimulate the development of their economics. In this article, Tianjin port logistics will be taken as an example to demonstrate how to select a proper development mode of port logistics for coastal cities. Moreover, in this article, according to advantages

Jian-she Li; Xiao-li Miao

2010-01-01

294

Venous Port Salvage Utilizing Low Dose tPA  

SciTech Connect

This study was performed to evaluate the efficacy of low dose tPA for catheter salvage in cases of fibrin sheath formation in patients with venous access ports. Prospective evaluation was accomplished in patients who had venous ports with catheter malfunction. There were a total of 50 patients and 56 occlusive events.Each patient had a catheter injection documenting a fibrin sheath.Patient population included 45 for chemotherapy and 5 for antibiotics.A low dose tPA regimen was instilled into the port and upon successful return of function, a completion venogram was accomplished. Fifty patients were enrolled in the study with the average time between placement and dysfunction of 99 days. Five patients had a second occlusive event (38.5 days) and one had a third event (27 days). All patients had a venogram confirming a fibrin sheath as the cause of catheter malfunction. The average dose of tPA was 2.29 mg (range 1 mg-4 mg). Success was achieved in 52 of the 56 occlusive events(92.9%). There were no bleeding complications. Catheter occlusion is a common complication of long-term venous access ports. Aggressive therapy with low-dose tPA can salvage function. It provides safe and effective therapy for venous port malfunction secondary to fibrin sheath.

Whigham, Cliff J.; Lindsey, Jason I.; Goodman, Chad J.; Fisher, Richard G. [Baylor College of Medicine, Department ofRadiology, One Baylor Plaza-MS 360, Houston, Texas77030-3487 (United States)

2002-12-15

295

Single port laparoscopic right hemicolectomy for ileocolic intussusception  

PubMed Central

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.

Chen, Jia-Hui; Wu, Jhe-Syun

2013-01-01

296

Development of Low-NOx DME Multi-Port Burner  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

This study focuses on the fundamental characteristics of DME (Dimethyl Ether) combustion, aiming at the development of low-NOx multi-port burner suitable for the tube-nested combustor. In the tube-nested combustion, the water tubes are moved into the furnace closely to the burner to cool the burning flame directly in the field of burning reaction leading to NOx reduction. To prevent the unburned combustibles emission, the diffusion burner used in the tube-nested combustor needs a high performance of the fuel-air mixing. Multi-port burner consists of a fuel-port and surrounding multi-air-ports, which induce a strong re-circulation flow. Thus the fuel-air mixing is enhanced so that the thermal NOx and CO emissions are significantly reduced. The NOx emission of the DME from the co-axial diffusion burner was over 130ppm at 0% O2. On the other hand, NOx emission of DME from the multi-port burner was reduced to 60ppm at 0% O2. With the help of the tube-nested combustion, NOx emission of DME was further reduced to 20ppm at 0% O2.

Matsumoto, Ryosuke; Ozawa, Mamoru; Ishihara, Isao; Sasaki, Shingo; Takaichi, Masahiro

297

GPON system with user controlled port-ID assignment method  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Passive Optical Network (PON) system with characters of low-cost and high-efficiency has become a promising solution for access network in relieving the bandwidth bottleneck problem. PON system can provide high-speed optical subscriber networks with broad bandwidth and long distance transmission. In current telecommunication carriers' PON system, different service has its given priority which is configured by carriers based on common requirements. However, different users have their own requirement and inflexibility of the given default service priority causes users' inconvenience and frustration. In this paper, we propose a novel method of user controlled Port-IDentifier (Port-ID) assignment in a Gigabit-capable PON (GPON) system. This method provides users a more individualized priority determination mechanism for end users through assigning a multi-level Port-ID to different service. Then users can manage their own bandwidth based on their requirements for different service and carriers can provide a flexible service management mechanism.

Zhang, Na; Yoshiuchi, Hideya

2008-11-01

298

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

299

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

300

Transvaginal nephrectomy with a multichannel laparoscopic port: a cadaver study.  

PubMed

OBJECTIVE To determine whether a novel port (QuadPort, Advanced Surgical Concepts, Wicklow, Ireland) can facilitate transvaginal nephrectomy (TN), a natural orifice transluminal surgery (NOTES) procedure, using standard and articulating laparoscopic instruments. MATERIALS AND METHODS Four fresh female cadavers were used in this feasibility study with a plan to perform two right-sided and two left-sided TN. Exclusion criteria were a history of nephrectomy and a height of >1.82 m. The cadaver was placed in the lithotomy position with the target side up 30-45 degrees . A three-channel R-port (Advanced Surgical Concepts) was placed in the umbilicus to monitor the transvaginal procedure. The four-channel QuadPort was placed through the posterior fornix into the peritoneal cavity. Regular laparoscopic instruments were used transvaginally to mobilize the colon, dissect the ureter, identify and divide the renal artery between clips, and divide the renal vein with a laparoscopic stapler. Remaining attachments of the kidney were divided and the specimen entrapped in a plastic bag before transvaginal extraction. RESULTS Three (two right- and one left-sided) TNs were performed successfully; one left-sided TN was aborted in the last cadaver due to dense pelvic adhesions from previous pelvic surgery. In the first two cadavers we required assistance from the umbilical port only to divide the attachments between the upper pole of the kidney and the diaphragm supero-posteriorly. In the third case we were able to perform this dissection completely transvaginally using a flexible gastroscope. CONCLUSIONS A completely NOTES-based TN in humans is challenging. Robust laparoscopic instruments have the requisite tensile strength when deployed through a large calibre, secure, multichannel transvaginal port. Extra-long laparoscopic instruments are helpful. The cephalad aspect of the hilum and the upper pole attachments are difficult areas. Novel and robust flexible instruments still need to be developed. PMID:19489791

Aron, Monish; Berger, Andre K; Stein, Robert J; Kamoi, Kazumi; Brandina, Ricardo; Canes, David; Sotelo, Rene; Desai, Mihir M; Gill, Inderbir S

2009-06-01

301

PC's printer port as an interface for astronomy instrument  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The printer port is an interface that comes with each PC, and we find that it is suitable for astronomical applications. Our photometer and CCD are connected to the computers by the PRN port, and the photometer is in SPP mode and the CCD camera is in EPP mode. In this paper, the concept of SPP and EPP is described, and a brief introduction of SPP and EPP programming is given. The details in our design are illustrated in this paper. The operation system of our laptop is Windows 98, and our software is developed with the Microsoft Visual C++ 6.0.

Xu, Jun; Jin, Zhen-Yu; Li, Zhi

302

Frequent AV node reentrant tachycardia induced by oversized port catheter  

Microsoft Academic Search

Purpose  Here, we describe the efficiency of interventional electrophysiology therapy in a critically ill patient with heart failure\\u000a because of incessant AV node reentrant tachycardia after surgical port implantation.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methods  Electrophysiology diagnostic and radio frequency ablation were utilized in the study.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Result  We presented a 78-year-old patient with colorectal cancer, surgical port implantation, and progressive heart failure due to\\u000a an incessant AV node

Stefan Andreas Lange; Jens Jung

2011-01-01

303

Microstrip coupler suitable for use as a 6-port reflectometer  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The theory of microstrip 6-port directional coupler suitable for use as a 6-port reflectometer for impedance measurements has been introduced by the authors in a previous paper. In the present paper, the effect of dispersion, extra coupling beyond the uniformly coupled region and finite strip thickness on the coupler performance are discussed. The practical performance of an experimental coupler is compared with a theoretical prediction based on the information in an earlier paper by the authors and including the previously mentioned effects. The application of this coupler as a reflectometer is briefly described and practically tested at its center frequency of 5 GHz.

Collier, R. J.; El-Deeb, N. A.

1980-04-01

304

Two-port laparoscopic adnexal surgery with a multichannel port using a wound retractor: is it safe and minimally scarring?  

PubMed

This study aimed to explore and evaluate the feasibility and safety of laparoscopic adnexal surgery using a two-port technique with a multichannel port, using a wound retractor, as previously reported. A series of patients undergoing two-port laparoscopy for a benign pelvic mass were enrolled in this study. To perform two-port laparoscopic surgery, the ancillary 5-mm trocar was inserted at the left iliac fossa under laparoscopic view after umbilical trocar insertion. The inserted umbilical trocar was removed and the skin incision was extended about 1.5 cm with index-finger-passable width. An Alexis wound retractor XS (Applied Medical, Santa Rancha Margarita, CA) was inserted through the umbilical wound. Two trocars were inserted into two fingers of a no. 6 surgical rubber glove and ligated with rubber bands. The wrist portion of the rubber glove covered the wound retractor, and the edge of the wound retractor was clamped with three Babcock clamps to prevent carbon-dioxide gas leakage. Both a 10-mm laparoscope and atraumatic forceps were inserted through the umbilical multichannel port. Laparoscopic adnexal surgery was performed in the usual manner. A total of 19 patients were enrolled. The operative procedures were adnexectomy (n = 8), myomectomy (n = 1), and ovarian cystectomy and/or salpingectomy (n = 10). There were no operative complications, conversion to laparotomy, or additional trocar insertions. The mean operation time was 81.3 +/- 28.7 min. The pathologic diagnosis were mature cystic teratoma (n = 6), benign cyst (n = 4), endometrial cyst (n = 3), serous cystadenoma (n = 3), mucinous cystadenoma (n = 1), leiomyoma (n = 1), and tubo-ovarian abscess (n = 1). The mean postoperative hospital stay was 4.0 +/- 1.3 days. This two-port method seems to be safe and needs no additional cost from the use of the conventional laparoscopic instruments. It is also cosmetically effective and highly appreciated by patients, leaving minimal abdominal scarring. PMID:19694570

Yi, Sang-Wook

2009-12-01

305

Patient-specific port placement for laparoscopic surgery using atlas-based registration  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Laparoscopic surgery is a minimally invasive surgical approach, in which abdominal surgical procedures are performed through trocars via small incisions. Patients benefit by reduced postoperative pain, shortened hospital stays, improved cosmetic results, and faster recovery times. Optimal port placement can improve surgeon dexterity and avoid the need to move the trocars, which would cause unnecessary trauma to the patient. We are building an intuitive open source visualization system to help surgeons identify ports. Our methodology is based on an intuitive port placement visualization module and atlas-based registration algorithm to transfer port locations to individual patients. The methodology follows three steps:1) Use a port placement visualization module to manually place ports in an abdominal organ atlas. This step generates port-augmented abdominal atlas. This is done only once for a given patient population. 2) Register the atlas data with the patient CT data, to transfer the prescribed ports to the individual patient 3) Review and adjust the transferred port locations using the port placement visualization module. Tool maneuverability and target reachability can be tested using the visualization system. Our methodology would decrease the amount of physician input necessary to optimize port placement for each patient case. In a follow up work, we plan to use the transferred ports as starting point for further optimization of the port locations by formulating a cost function that will take into account factors such as tool dexterity and likelihood of collision between instruments.

Enquobahrie, Andinet; Shivaprabhu, Vikas; Aylward, Stephen; Finet, Julien; Cleary, Kevin; Alterovitz, Ron

2013-03-01

306

75 FR 25766 - Safety Zones; Marine Events Within the Captain of the Port Sector Northern New England Area of...  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Captain of the Port Sector Northern New England Area of Responsibility AGENCY...Captain of the Port Sector Northern New England area of responsibility for regattas...Captain of the Port Sector Northern New England. DATES: This rule is...

2010-05-10

307

33 CFR 165.123 - Cruise Ships, Sector Southeastern New England Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Cruise Ships, Sector Southeastern New England Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone...Cruise Ships, Sector Southeastern New England Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone...waters within the Southeastern New England Captain of the Port (COTP)...

2013-07-01

308

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Sound, Long Island Sound, Port Jefferson, NY to Captain's Cove Seaport, Bridgeport...Long Island Sound between Port Jefferson, NY and Captain's Cove Seaport, Bridgeport...Sound, Long Island Sound, Port Jefferson, NY to Captain's Cove Seaport,...

2010-06-18

309

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

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Sound, Long Island Sound, Port Jefferson, NY to Captain's Cove Seaport, Bridgeport...Long Island Sound between Port Jefferson, NY and Captain's Cove Seaport, Bridgeport...Long Island Sound between Port Jefferson, NY and Bridgeport, CT. This 25km swim...

2010-04-02

310

33 CFR 165.1321 - Security Zone; Protection of Military Cargo, Captain of the Port Zone Puget Sound, WA.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Cargo, Captain of the Port Zone Puget Sound, WA. 165.1321 Section 165...Cargo, Captain of the Port Zone Puget Sound, WA. (a) Notice of enforcement...enforcement. The Captain of the Port Puget Sound will enforce the security...

2009-07-01

311

33 CFR 165.1321 - Security Zone; Protection of Military Cargo, Captain of the Port Zone Puget Sound, WA.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Cargo, Captain of the Port Zone Puget Sound, WA. 165.1321 Section 165...Cargo, Captain of the Port Zone Puget Sound, WA. (a) Notice of enforcement...enforcement. The Captain of the Port Puget Sound will enforce the security...

2010-07-01

312

Experience with porting techniques on a COBOL 74 compiler  

Microsoft Academic Search

The problems of compiler construction have largely been solved for COBOL '74, but a remaining fundamental consideration in a commercial environment is the cost of compiler development. This can be reduced by the use of portable software, but the cost of porting to a new system remains significant. In the microprocessor system market, two approaches have been followed. The first

I. M. Kipps

1982-01-01

313

4. View of port side forebody of hull, showing turn ...  

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

4. View of port side forebody of hull, showing turn of bilge and sponson deck construction (white rectangles on hull were applied by HAER recording team to number vessel's frames and are not an original feature). - Ferry TICONDEROGA, Route 7, Shelburne, Chittenden County, VT

314

Modeling and optimization of existing beam port facility of PSBR  

Microsoft Academic Search

Due to inherited design issues with the current arrangement of beam ports (BPs) and reactor core-moderator assembly in The Perm State Breazeale Reactor (PSBR), the development of innovative experimental facilities utilizing neutron beams is extremely limited. Therefore, a study has started to examine the existing BPs for neutron and gamma outputs and develop a new core-moderator location and BP geometry

Fatih Alim; Kursat Bekar; Kostadin Ivanov; Kenan Unlu; Jack Brenizer; Yousry Azmy

2006-01-01

315

Why Almería? An Islamic port in the compass of Genoa  

Microsoft Academic Search

Almería was a significant seaport both before and after the Genoese and their allies attacked it in 1147. In the early Middle Ages it achieved a symbiosis with the partly Jewish city of Granada. Stagnation was visible around the mid-twelfth century, as a result of wider changes in the Islamic world, including transformations in the trade routes tying the port

Blanca Garí

1992-01-01

316

Screening of new entrants for tuberculosis: responses to port notifications  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background Tuberculosis in England and Wales is associ- ated with recently arrived immigrants. Screening new entrants for tuberculosis has received considerable attention recently. Despite several calls to reorganize screening proc- esses for new entrants because of perceived ineffectiveness, some systems at ports have remained largely unchanged, including notification arrangements. Methods A postal questionnaire was sent to Consultants in Communicable Disease

Helen Hogan; Richard Coker; Alex Gordon; H. Pickles; M. Meltzer

2005-01-01

317

Army Engineer Divers: First In Port-Au-Prince Harbor.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

A massive earthquake measuring 7.0 on the moment magnitude scale shook Port-au-Prince in Haiti on 12 January 2010. Physical damage and loss of life reached cataclysmic proportions, with at least 200,000 Haitians dead, 250, 000 injured, 500,000 homeless, a...

D. J. Ulbrich J. M. Hallman S. Sann

2010-01-01

318

Loran C Coverage in Alaska after Dual Rating Port Clarence.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

This report describes flight tests conducted by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Technical Center to measure Loran C coverage in Alaska. The flight tests were conducted within the state of Alaska after Loran C station Port Clarence was added to t...

R. H. Erikson

1988-01-01

319

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

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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

321

11. VIEW LOOKING FORWARD ON PORT SIDE OF MAIN DECK ...  

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

11. VIEW LOOKING FORWARD ON PORT SIDE OF MAIN DECK FROM POINT NEAR AFT COMPANIONWAY. DECKHOUSES, FROM RIGHT TO LEFT (STERN TO BOW), ARE ENGINE ROOM SKYLIGHT AND GALLEY SKYLIGHT/COMPANIONWAY - Pilot Schooner "Alabama", Moored in harbor at Vineyard Haven, Vineyard Haven, Dukes County, MA

322

A Standard C Port of the NAS Kernels Benchmark Program  

Microsoft Academic Search

FORTRAN is widely viewed as the programming language of choice for scientific and numerical computations. However, limitations of the language lead some to argue that it should be replaced by another language which better lends itself to the production of structured and maintainable code. We provide quantitative data relevant to this argument by reporting on a port of the NAS

I. E. Stockdale

323

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

324

Four-port gas separation membrane module assembly  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

Nicholas P. Wynn; Donald A. Fulton; Kaaeid A. Lokhandwala; Jurgen Kaschemekat

2010-01-01

325

5. VIEW OF THE INSPECTION PORT ON THE SIDE OF ...  

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

5. VIEW OF THE INSPECTION PORT ON THE SIDE OF A TYPICAL URANIUM SOLUTION STORAGE TANK IN 1996. INSIDE THE TANK ARE RASCHIG RINGS, WHICH ACT AS NEUTRON ABSORBERS TO CONTROL FISSION AND KEEP THE SOLUTION AT SUB-CRITICAL. - Rocky Flats Plant, Critical Mass Laboratory, Intersection of Central Avenue & 86 Drive, Golden, Jefferson County, CO

326

More on the La Porte Anomaly: A Review.  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The anomalous behavior of the precipitation in northwestern Indiana (the La Porte anomaly) since the late 1930s has been extensively studied and debated. Local records suggested an upward shift in warm season rainfall, thunderstorms, and hail during the 1935-65 period. The possible causes for this included changed station exposure, a poor observer, urban influences on the atmosphere due to nearby Chicago, and/or shifts in the general circulation patterns. Most debate has centered on the observer error versus urban effects explanation, but the La Porte anomaly has become a cause célèbre in the interwoven areas of climate change, air pollution, weather modification, and the quality of climatic records. A variety of recent studies of rainfall conditions and their areas of impact (streamflow, crop yields, and hail losses) show that the anomaly in the La Porte area began to shift locale in the 1950s and then disappeared in the 1960s. Taken in totality, it seems likely that the anomalous precipitation at La Porte was due to urban influences on the atmosphere, but the anomaly either ended or shifted into Lake Michigan (where it cannot now be detected) as the general circulation pattern changed, leading to fewer cyclonic passages and a more southward position of the Polar Front in the Midwest since 1960.

Changnon, Stanley A., Jr.

1980-07-01

327

46 CFR 42.15-70 - Freeing ports.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

(a) Where bulwarks on the weather portions of freeboard or superstructure decks form wells, ample provision shall be made for rapidly freeing the deck of water and for draining them. Except as provided in paragraphs (b) and (c) of this section, the minimum freeing port area...

2011-10-01

328

DESIGN OPTIMIZATION OF AN IN-CYLINDER ENGINE INTAKE PORT  

Microsoft Academic Search

SUMMARY Development of any internal combustion engine is driven primarily by fuel efficiency and emission requirements. This requires refinement of the in- cylinder flow, mixture formation and combustion processes. Design optimization of the intake\\/exhaust port, valves and piston bowl is essential to realize the above mentioned requirements. The use of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) along with optimization tools can help

Padmesh Mandloi; Gunjan Verma

2009-01-01

329

Multi-port frequency dependent network equivalents for the EMTP  

Microsoft Academic Search

A method is developed to reduce large power systems to single and multi-port frequency dependent equivalents. These equivalents consist of simple RLC modules that faithfully reproduce the frequency characteristics of the network. The method is implemented in the EMTP and has been extensively tested at Ontario Hydro. The implementation involves a pre-processor program to generate the model: the Frequency Dependent

A. S. Morched; J. H. Ottevangers; L. Marti

1993-01-01

330

18. "Concrete Bridge Over Salt River, Port Kenyon, Humboldt County, ...  

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

18. "Concrete Bridge Over Salt River, Port Kenyon, Humboldt County, California, A.J. Logan, County Surveyor, H.J. Brunnier, Consulting Engineer, March 7, 1919," showing elevation of center pier, elevation and plan of north and south abutments, sections of abutments, pier, and pier footings - Salt River Bridge, Spanning Salt River at Dillon Road, Ferndale, Humboldt County, CA

331

17. "Concrete Bridge Over Salt River, Port Kenyon, Humboldt County, ...  

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

17. "Concrete Bridge Over Salt River, Port Kenyon, Humboldt County, California, A.J. Logan, County Surveyor, H.J. Brunnier, Consulting Engineer, March 7, 1919," showing plan of bars in top flange, elevation of girder reinforcement, plan of bars in bottom flange - Salt River Bridge, Spanning Salt River at Dillon Road, Ferndale, Humboldt County, CA

332

Re-marshaling export containers in port container terminals  

Microsoft Academic Search

In order to speed up the loading operation of export containers onto a ship, the re-marshaling operation is an usual practice in port container terminals. It is assumed that the current yard map for containers is available and a desirable bay layout is provided. A methodology is proposed to convert the current bay layout into the desirable layout by moving

Kap Hwan Kim; Jong Wook Bae

1998-01-01

333

Porting a Ptolemy-Based Simulation Between Sites.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The intent of this report is to document the successful testing of some RASSP products produced on the Navy monitored DARPA/Tri-Service Lockheed Sanders RASSP contract and to document the process of porting a Ptolemy-based simulation between two sites. It...

A. R. Caul-Toskin

1997-01-01

334

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

335

Surgery for the extensive facial port-wine stain?  

Microsoft Academic Search

In contrast to true hemangiomas, which are vascular neoplasms, port-wine stains (PWS) are vascular malformations. They consist of mature teleangiectatic vessels in the dermis and the adjacent subcutis. The series of 50 patients here reported have been treated by subtotal excision of their PWS, covering the resulting defects with carefully selected full-thickness skin grafts.

L. Clodius

1985-01-01

336

HYDRODYNAMIC CLASSIFICATION OF SUBMERGED SINGLE-PORT DISCHARGES  

EPA Science Inventory

Discharges into ambient water bodies by means of a submerged single-port jet flow can exhibit a great diversity of flow patterns, depending on the geometric and dynamic characteristics of the environment and the discharge flow. igorous classification scheme has been developed--ba...

337

Ensuring Effective Port Operations During Contingencies and War.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Militarv Traffic Management Command (MTMC) operates 24 common user pons worldwide. As a consequence of those activities, MTMC can be considered the DoDs expert on port operationS and capabilities. In spite of that expertise, theater commanders-inchief...

E. T. Fortunato C. D. Perkins

1994-01-01

338

Analytical hierarchy process model applied to port logistics efficiency commentary  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims to construct analysis model of port logistics arrangement using Delphi and AHP method, furthermore, establishment of fuzzy analytical hierarchy process model and factor set. And calculate every index weight with the weighting method-G1 based on differential principle and appraise comprehensive efficiency using fuzzy theory and analytical hierarchy process evaluation method. Using the average weighting method make quantitative

Li Ya; Li Chuanzhi

2010-01-01

339

Fuzzy Theory and AHP Applied to Port Logistics Competitiveness Evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims to construct analysis model of port logistics arrangement using Delphi and analytical hierarchy process method, furthermore, establishment of fuzzy theory and analytical hierarchy process model and factor set. And calculate every index weight with the weighting method--Gl based on differential principle and appraise comprehensive efficiency using fuzzy theory and analytical hierarchy process evaluation method. Using the average

Xiaoqing Fan

2009-01-01

340

Essays on Port, Container, and Bulk Chemical Logistics Optimization  

Microsoft Academic Search

The essays in this thesis are concerned with two main themes in port logistics. The first theme is the coordination of transport arrivals with the distribution processes and the use of storage facilities. We study this for both containerized and bulk chemical transport. The second theme is the uncertainty associated with the arrival time of ships with bulk chemicals and

Asperen van E

2009-01-01

341

Fuzzy Analytical Hierarchy Process Applied to Port Logistics Efficiency Evaluation  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims to construct analysis model of port logistics arrangement using Delphi and AHP, furthermore, establishment of fuzzy theory and analytical hierarchy process model and factor set. And calculate every index weight with the weighting method-G1 based on differential principle and appraise comprehensive efficiency using fuzzy theory and analytical hierarchy process evaluation method. Using the average weighting method make

Liu Xuelian

2010-01-01

342

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

343

Benthic Nutrient Recycling in Port Phillip Bay, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Benthic chamber measurements of the reactants and products involved with biogenic matter remineralization (oxygen, ammonium, nitrate, nitrite, phosphate, silicate, TCO2and alkalinity) were used to define solute exchange rates between the sediment and overlying water column of Port Phillip Bay, Australia. Measurements at various sites throughout the bay, conducted during the summers of 1994 and 1995, indicate that the variability in

W. M. Berelson; D. Heggie; A. Longmore; T. Kilgore; G. Nicholson; G. Skyring

1998-01-01

344

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

345

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

346

Dredging, environmental issues and port experience in the United States  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article discusses the regulatory and operational issues which have recently confronted a number of U.S. ports as a result of their dredging programmers. It describes the environmental concerns which have led community groups to raise legal objections to the traditional practice of ocean dumping of dredged material, the federal\\/state regulatory framework within which these objections have been considered and

Blair Gibb

1997-01-01

347

28. Main engine air pump located to port side of ...  

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

28. Main engine air pump located to port side of main engine cylinder beside engine bed. Dynamo lies aft of air pump (at right), pipe at extreme left of image carries lake water to condenser valves. - Ferry TICONDEROGA, Route 7, Shelburne, Chittenden County, VT

348

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.

349

Community Antagonism Towards Asylum Seekers in Port Augusta, South Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

An overtly hostile response to asylum seekers was observed in questionnaire responses provided by residents of Port Augusta, South Australia in April 2002. A social construction approach to identity and representation was used to interrogate this antagonism within its social, cultural, political and geographical contexts. Asylum seekers were constructed as 'burdensome', 'threatening' and 'illegal', and opposition to them was set

Natascha Klocker

2004-01-01

350

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

351

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

352

27 CFR 26.128 - Taxpayment at port of arrival.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...ALCOHOL LIQUORS AND ARTICLES FROM PUERTO RICO AND THE VIRGIN ISLANDS Liquors and Articles Purchased by Tourists in Puerto Rico § 26.128 Taxpayment at port...liquors and articles is not paid in Puerto Rico, it shall be paid by...

2013-04-01

353

9. VIEW OF BAGIN BAGOUT PORT IN MODULE J, ASSOCIATED ...  

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

9. VIEW OF BAG-IN BAG-OUT PORT IN MODULE J, ASSOCIATED WITH PLUTONIUM CASTING PROCESSES. (2/98) - Rocky Flats Plant, Plutonium Manufacturing Facility, North-central section of Plant, just south of Building 776/777, Golden, Jefferson County, CO

354

Portable and Mobile Classroom (PortMoC)  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

|The Portable and Mobile Classroom (PortMoC) began as an idea to bring Internet connectivity to places where there was no connectivity for education and healthcare, but still make the connection reasonably sustainable in terms of cost and manpower. Through trial and error and several research iterations, Saint Francis University's Center of…

Gerraughty, James F.

2004-01-01

355

World Geography. The Port of Baltimore Workplace Skills Development Project.  

ERIC Educational Resources Information Center

This set of learning modules was developed during a project to deliver workplace literacy instruction to individuals employed in the more than 50 businesses related to the activities of the Port of Baltimore. It is intended to accomplish the following objectives: familiarize students with basic concepts of geography; give students knowledge of…

Walker, Sam

356

Ceramic port shields cast in an iron engine head  

Microsoft Academic Search

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.

N. S. Hakim; M. A. Groeneweg

1989-01-01

357

34. AFT ENGINE ROOM & MACHINE SHOP, LOOKING TOWARDS PORT ...  

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

34. AFT ENGINE ROOM & MACHINE SHOP, LOOKING TOWARDS PORT AT FRAMING OF VESSEL, (CURVED VERTICAL FRAMING, HORIZONTAL FRAMING, AND CEILING FRAMING). - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter WHITE HEATH, USGS Integrated Support Command Boston, 427 Commercial Street, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

358

32. PILOT HOUSE, LOOKING TOWARDS PORT, TABLE TO LEFT IS ...  

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

32. PILOT HOUSE, LOOKING TOWARDS PORT, TABLE TO LEFT IS WHERE CHARTS ARE PLOTTED AT BACKGROUND LEFT IS TOP OF STAIRS DOWN TO MESS DECK. - U.S. Coast Guard Cutter WHITE HEATH, USGS Integrated Support Command Boston, 427 Commercial Street, Boston, Suffolk County, MA

359

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

360

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

361

Synergistic air port corrosion in kraft recovery boilers  

Microsoft Academic Search

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

Gordon R

2001-01-01

362

76 FR 41073 - Security Zones; Sector Southeastern New England Captain of the Port Zone  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Security Zones; Sector Southeastern New England Captain of the Port Zone AGENCY...cruise ships in the Southeastern New England Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone...Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, at 401-435-2351, or...

2011-07-13

363

75 FR 63714 - Security Zone: Passenger Vessels, Sector Southeastern New England Captain of the Port Zone  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Passenger Vessels, Sector Southeastern New England Captain of the Port Zone AGENCY...vessels in the Sector Southeastern New England Captain of the Port Zone. A fixed...LeBlanc at Sector Southeastern New England; telephone (401)...

2010-10-18

364

76 FR 18674 - Security Zones; Sector Southeastern New England Captain of the Port Zone  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Security Zones; Sector Southeastern New England Captain of the Port Zone AGENCY...cruise ships in the Southeastern New England Captain of the Port (COTP) Zone...Coast Guard Sector Southeastern New England, at 401-435-2351, or...

2011-04-05

365

76 FR 17782 - Security Zone: Passenger Vessels, Sector Southeastern New England Captain of the Port Zone  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Passenger Vessels, Sector Southeastern New England Captain of the Port Zone AGENCY...vessels in the Sector Southeastern New England Captain of the Port Zone through...LeBlanc at Sector Southeastern New England; telephone (401)...

2011-03-31

366

Management Information System for the Inland River Port System, IBM PC (Capital Budgeting - Dynamic) (for Microcomputers).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Capital Budgeting module is a structured approach to developing a master plan for a port based on an expansion path principle. The ports activities are divided into a program budget, with planning subprograms of fleeting and moorage, industrial develo...

R. L. Korink

1987-01-01

367

Management Information System for the Inland River Port System, Apple (Capital Budgeting - Dynamic) (for Microcomputers).  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The Capital Budgeting module is a structured approach to developing a master plan for a port based on an expansion path principle. The ports activities are divided into a program budget, with planning subprograms of fleeting and moorage, industrial develo...

R. L. Korink

1987-01-01

368

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

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

2013-07-01

369

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

370

76 FR 4417 - 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...Application. The application describes an offshore natural gas deepwater port facility that would be...

2011-01-25

371

33 CFR 165.1710 - Port Valdez and Valdez Narrows, Valdez, Alaska-security zones.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...Port Valdez and Valdez Narrows, Valdez, Alaska-security zones. 165.1710 Section...Port Valdez and Valdez Narrows, Valdez, Alaskaâsecurity zones. (a) Location ...areas are security zones: (1) Trans-Alaska Pipeline (TAPS) Valdez Terminal...

2013-07-01

372

Prelinimary Analysis of the Ecological Aspects of Deep Port Creation and Supership Operation.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report summarizes in a general, preliminary manner current knowledge regarding the probable ecological impacts of supership operations and deep port development. It describes briefly types and dimensions of port facilities(ship dimensions, key operati...

D. Hood E. W. Fager G. Gunter L. E. Cronin M. G. Gross

1971-01-01

373

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

374

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

375

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...false Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, California. 165.1108 Section 165.1108 Navigation and Navigable...1108 Security Zones; Cruise Ships, Port of San Diego, California. (a) Definition. âCruise shipâ as used...

2013-07-01

376

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

377

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

378

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

379

33 CFR 165.825 - Security Zones; Captain of the Port St. Louis, Missouri.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Zones; Captain of the Port St. Louis, Missouri. 165.825 Section 165.825 ...Zones; Captain of the Port St. Louis, Missouri. (a) Location. The following...Calhoun, Nebraska âall waters of the Missouri River, extending 75 feet from...

2013-07-01

380

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

381

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

2013-05-24

382

The 2009 Schizophrenia PORT Psychosocial Treatment Recommendations and Summary Statements  

PubMed Central

The Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) psychosocial treatment recommendations provide a comprehensive summary of current evidence-based psychosocial treatment interventions for persons with schizophrenia. There have been 2 previous sets of psychosocial treatment recommendations (Lehman AF, Steinwachs DM. Translating research into practice: the Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT) treatment recommendations. Schizophr Bull. 1998;24:1–10 and Lehman AF, Kreyenbuhl J, Buchanan RW, et al. The Schizophrenia Patient Outcomes Research Team (PORT): updated treatment recommendations 2003. Schizophr Bull. 2004;30:193–217). This article reports the third set of PORT recommendations that includes updated reviews in 7 areas as well as adding 5 new areas of review. Members of the psychosocial Evidence Review Group conducted reviews of the literature in each intervention area and drafted the recommendation or summary statement with supporting discussion. A Psychosocial Advisory Committee was consulted in all aspects of the review, and an expert panel commented on draft recommendations and summary statements. Our review process produced 8 treatment recommendations in the following areas: assertive community treatment, supported employment, cognitive behavioral therapy, family-based services, token economy, skills training, psychosocial interventions for alcohol and substance use disorders, and psychosocial interventions for weight management. Reviews of treatments focused on medication adherence, cognitive remediation, psychosocial treatments for recent onset schizophrenia, and peer support and peer-delivered services indicated that none of these treatment areas yet have enough evidence to merit a treatment recommendation, though each is an emerging area of interest. This update of PORT psychosocial treatment recommendations underscores both the expansion of knowledge regarding psychosocial treatments for persons with schizophrenia at the same time as the limitations in their implementation in clinical practice settings.

Dixon, Lisa B.; Dickerson, Faith; Bellack, Alan S.; Bennett, Melanie; Dickinson, Dwight; Goldberg, Richard W.; Lehman, Anthony; Tenhula, Wendy N.; Calmes, Christine; Pasillas, Rebecca M.; Peer, Jason; Kreyenbuhl, Julie

2010-01-01

383

Broadband matching of multi-port networks terminated in frequency-dependent loads  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper extends the problem of double-port matching of two frequencydependent non-Foster positive real impedances to that of multi-port matching. Givenn non-Foster positive real impedances and the preassigned transducer power-gain characteristics, necessary and sufficient conditions are given for the existence of a lossless, reciprocaln-port equalizer terminated in these impedances at the ports satisfying the prescribed transducer power-gain characteristics.

Jin-Liang Wan; Wai-Kai Chen

1985-01-01

384

A three-port half-bridge converter with synchronous rectification for renewable energy application  

Microsoft Academic Search

A three-port half-bridge converter for stand-alone renewable power system is proposed. The converter, featuring one input port, one bidirectional port and one isolated output port, is derived by integrating half-bridge, forward-flyback and Buck topologies. The magnetizing inductor of the transformer functions as an inductor, by which a power flow path can be configured between the renewable source and the battery,

Hongfei Wu; Yan Xing; Runruo Chen; Junjun Zhang; Kai Sun; Hongjuan Ge

2011-01-01

385

Design and Implementation of a Smart Tag System for IT-Based Port Logistics  

Microsoft Academic Search

Logistics has become a fast growing industry in recent years. In particular, the large hub ports have heavy congestions in\\u000a getting the containers in and out of the ports. Therefore the ports are regarded as the bottleneck in the logistics. In this\\u000a paper, we analyze the new requirements of port logistics to figure out heavy congestions and then present the

Hyuntae Cho; Hoon Choi; Woonghyun Lee; Yeonsu Jung; Yunju Baek

2006-01-01

386

77 FR 47522 - Special Local Regulation; Port Huron Offshore Gran Prix, St. Clair River; Port Huron, MI  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...special local regulation will establish restrictions upon, and control movement of, vessels in a portion of the St. Clair River...C. Discussion of Rule With the aforementioned hazards in mind, the Captain of the Port Detroit has determined that a...

2012-08-09

387

Responding to Increasing Port-related Freight Volumes: Lessons from Los Angeles \\/ Long Beach and Other US Ports and Hinterlands  

Microsoft Academic Search

Rapid growth in international trade over the last two decades has generated both benefits and costs. Costs have become increasingly visible in metropolitan areas -- growing congestion, air pollution – and local communities are demanding solutions. Congestion and air pollution associated with increased international trade have become so severe in the Los Angeles region that port-related trade is facing increased

Genevieve Giuliano; Thomas O’Brien

2008-01-01

388

46 CFR 42.15-55 - Cargo ports and other similar openings.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 false Cargo ports and other similar openings. 42.15-55 ...Freeboard § 42.15-55 Cargo ports and other similar openings. (a) Cargo ports and other similar openings in the sides of vessels below the freeboard...

2012-10-01

389

33 CFR 149.335 - When are people prohibited from being on an unmanned deepwater port?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Waters 2 2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false When are people prohibited from being on an unmanned deepwater port? 149...Unmanned Deepwater Port Requirements § 149.335 When are people prohibited from being on an unmanned deepwater port?...

2013-07-01

390

Capacity investment and efficiency cost estimations in major East Asian ports  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study applies an integrated suite of Data Envelopment Analysis models to investigate the various sources of efficiency contributing to the overall efficiency of major ports in Asia and estimates the amount of savings a port can potentially achieve through intelligent capital investments that promote a lean and fully efficient operation. Empirical results reveal that the Asia port industry is

Joyce M W Low

2010-01-01

391

33 CFR 158.210 - Ports and terminals loading crude oil.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Ports and terminals loading crude oil. 158.210 Section 158.210 Navigation...Mixtures § 158.210 Ports and terminals loading crude oil. The reception facility for a crude oil loading port or terminal must have the...

2013-07-01

392

2. General view of port complex from U.S. Highway 93, ...  

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

2. General view of port complex from U.S. Highway 93, with non-commercial secondary garage at left and main port building at center. View to northwest. - U.S. Customs Service Port of Roosville, U.S. Highway 93, immediately south of U.S.-Canadian border, Eureka, Lincoln County, MT

393

1. General view of port complex from U.S. Highway 93, ...  

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

1. General view of port complex from U.S. Highway 93, showing (left to right) employee/visitor parking area, non-commercial secondary garage, and main port building. View to northwest. - U.S. Customs Service Port of Roosville, U.S. Highway 93, immediately south of U.S.-Canadian border, Eureka, Lincoln County, MT

394

75 FR 51173 - Amendment of Class E Airspace; Port Angeles, WA  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...Amendment of Class E Airspace; Port Angeles, WA AGENCY: Federal Aviation Administration...amend existing Class E airspace at Port Angeles, WA. The Ediz Hook Nondirectional Radio...rulemaking to amend controlled airspace at Port Angeles, WA (75 FR 33556). Interested...

2010-08-19

395

Improved Two-Port Magnetoelastic Delay Line Efficiency Through Controlled Polarization Reversals.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

It has been clearly pointed out by Strauss and generally understood that a 2-port magnetoelastic delay line is usually more desirable than a single port line for microwave applications. However, until recently, the 2-port line operation resulted in consid...

W. J. Skudera

1967-01-01

396

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

397

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2013-07-01 false Port Alexander, Alaska; speed of vessels. 162.250 Section...REGULATIONS § 162.250 Port Alexander, Alaska; speed of vessels. (a) Definition...or navigating within Port Alexander, Alaska. [CGD 75-082, 42 FR 51759,...

2013-07-01

398

33 CFR 150.305 - How does this subpart apply to unmanned deepwater ports?  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...subpart apply to unmanned deepwater ports? The master of any tanker calling at an unmanned deepwater port is responsible for the...required notifications in § 150.325 of this part. Once the tanker is connected to the unmanned deepwater port, the master...

2013-07-01

399

78 FR 38582 - Safety Zones; Multiple Firework Displays in Captain of the Port, Puget Sound Zone  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...the Port, Puget Sound Zone AGENCY: Coast...Southeast of Alki Point Light (approx. 1500 yds...the Port, Puget Sound Zone (a) Location...SE of Alki Point Light, Seattle, WA...SE of Alki Point Light, Seattle, WA...the Port, Puget Sound. [FR Doc....

2013-06-27

400

Effects of Arterial Port Design on Blood Flow Distribution in Hemodialyzers  

Microsoft Academic Search

Background\\/Aims: Blood flow profiles in fiber bundles depend on the design of the arterial port and affects the biocompatibility of the hemodialyzer. We analyzed the effects of arterial port design on blood flow distribution in fiber bundles using nonintrusive imaging techniques. Methods: The velocity fields in arterial ports and the hemodynamics in fiber bundles were analyzed for hemodialyzers with different

Jeong Chul Kim; Ji Hyun Kim; Jaeyong Sung; Hyo-Cheol Kim; Eungtaek Kang; Seok Hwan Lee; Jung Kyung Kim; Hee Chan Kim; Byoung Goo Min; Claudio Ronco

2009-01-01

401

Augmented reality for port placement and navigation in robotically assisted minimally invasive cardiovascular surgery  

Microsoft Academic Search

Optimal port placement and intra-operative navigation in robotically assisted minimally invasive cardiovascular surgery are essential for the improvement and success of a teleoperator based heart operation. A new system incorporating both port placement planning and intra- operative navigation was established. Offline the optimal port placement is planned on a three- dimensional virtual reconstruction of the patient's computed tomography scan. Using

Jörg Traub; Marco Feuerstein; Martin Bauer; Eva U. Schirmbeck; Hesam Najafi; Robert Bauernschmitt; Gudrun Klinker

2004-01-01

402

Effective corporatization of ports is a function of effective legislation: legal issues in the existing paradigm  

Microsoft Academic Search

Almost a decade since port corporatization was introduced in Australia it is becoming clear that initial objectives are not being realized. This paper explores some of the legal and legislative causes, the effect on port operation and investigates what necessary conditions are required to deliver an effective corporatized port business. The paper argues that effective corporatization is a product of

Sophia Everett; Tabatha Pettitt

2006-01-01

403

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 2011-10-01 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...

2011-10-01

404

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

405

33 CFR 334.1215 - Port Gardner, Everett Naval Base, naval restricted area, Everett, Washington.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Port Gardner, Everett Naval Base, naval restricted...AREA REGULATIONS § 334.1215 Port Gardner, Everett Naval Base, naval restricted...a) The area. The waters of Port Gardner and East Waterway surrounding Naval Station Everett beginning...

2013-07-01

406

33 CFR 334.1215 - Port Gardner, Everett Naval Base, naval restricted area, Everett, Washington.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Port Gardner, Everett Naval Base, naval restricted...AREA REGULATIONS § 334.1215 Port Gardner, Everett Naval Base, naval restricted...a) The area. The waters of Port Gardner and East Waterway surrounding Naval Station Everett beginning...

2010-07-01

407

75 FR 37722 - Safety Zone; July Fireworks Display in Captain of the Port, Puget Sound AOR  

Federal Register 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013

...temporary safety zone on the waters of Port Gardner Bay, Washington in support of the City...designated safety zone: all waters of Port Gardner Bay, WA extending out to a 300 yard radius...designated safety zone: All waters of Port Gardner Bay, WA between two lines with the...

2010-06-30

408

33 CFR 334.1215 - Port Gardner, Everett Naval Base, Naval Restricted Area, Everett, Washington.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 2009-07-01 false Port Gardner, Everett Naval Base, Naval Restricted...AREA REGULATIONS § 334.1215 Port Gardner, Everett Naval Base, Naval Restricted...a) The area. The waters of Port Gardner and East Waterway surrounding Naval Station Everett beginning...

2009-07-01

409

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

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper 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; Justin Reese; Issa Batarseh

2007-01-01

410

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

411

Specialization and economic impact of the ports of Montreal, Quebec, Saint John, and Halifax  

Microsoft Academic Search

Specialization in cargoes and forelands is defined for the ports of Montreal, Quebec, Saint John, and Halifax using a variation of the location quotient. Economic impact is also defined using the location quotient. All ports are shown to have some degree of specialization; whereas, Saint John and Halifax have relatively greater economic impact. It is suggested that the four ports

Robert J. McCalla

1979-01-01

412

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

413

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2009-07-01 2009-07-01 false Port Townsend, Indian Island, Walan Point; naval...AREA REGULATIONS § 334.1270 Port Townsend, Indian Island, Walan Point; naval...a) The area. The waters of Port Townsend Bay bounded by a line commencing on the north shore of...

2009-07-01

414

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...2010-07-01 2010-07-01 false Port Townsend, Indian Island, Walan Point; naval...AREA REGULATIONS § 334.1270 Port Townsend, Indian Island, Walan Point; naval...a) The area. The waters of Port Townsend Bay bounded by a line commencing on the north shore of...

2010-07-01

415

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...2013-07-01 2013-07-01 false Port Townsend, Indian Island, Walan Point; naval...AREA REGULATIONS § 334.1270 Port Townsend, Indian Island, Walan Point; naval...a) The area. The waters of Port Townsend Bay bounded by a line commencing on the north shore of...

2013-07-01

416

50 CFR Table 14a to Part 679 - Port of Landing Codes 1, Alaska  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2012 CFR

...2012-10-01 false Port of Landing Codes 1, Alaska 14a Table 14a to Part 679 Wildlife...FISHERIES OF THE EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE OFF ALASKA Pt. 679, Table 14a Table 14a to Part 679âPort of Landing Codes 1 , Alaska Port Name NMFS Code ADF&G...

2012-10-01

417

50 CFR Table 14a to Part 679 - Port of Landing Codes 1, Alaska  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...2011-10-01 false Port of Landing Codes 1, Alaska 14a Table 14a to Part 679 Wildlife...FISHERIES OF THE EXCLUSIVE ECONOMIC ZONE OFF ALASKA Pt. 679, Table 14a Table 14a to Part 679âPort of Landing Codes 1 , Alaska Port Name NMFS Code ADF&G...

2011-10-01

418

Study of Ningbo Zhoushan Port Logistics Competitiveness Based on Factor Analysis and Cluster Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

As the important logistics nodes, the level of the logistics service is port's core competitiveness, and it is also the important external manifestations. It is to improve the competitiveness of logistics, which is an important means to enhance the competitiveness of Ningbo - Zhoushan port. This paper constructs evaluation index system about the port logistics competitiveness and employs the compositive

Zheng Jing; Xu Jia-Wei

2010-01-01

419

Research on Ports Cooperation in China Tianjin and Hebei Area Based on Factor Analysis  

Microsoft Academic Search

Recently, the Tianjin and Hebei area has become one of the fastest developing areas in China. As the hub of logistics, the port system plays an important role in further boosting the region's economic development. This paper starts with an overview of port logistics in Hebei and Tianjin and then identifies the necessity of port cooperation in this area. An

Ying Sun; Weida He; Meizi Cui

2010-01-01

420

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...Texas City, Texas. The Port of Texas City Channel, Turning...containing all waters of the Brazos Port Turning Basin bounded on the south by the...providing direct operational/logistic support to commercial vessels...Vessels operated by the appropriate port authority or by...

2013-07-01

421

Research on the Coordinated Development between Port Logistics and Regional Economy  

Microsoft Academic Search

According to the principle of establishing index system, we construct an evaluation index system with coordinated port logistics and regional economy. Principal Component Analysis is used to build coordinated development model of port logistics and regional economy. Based on the data of J combinatorial ports from 2002 to 2009, we evaluate the coordinated development between two systems, and come to

Zhan Bin; Guo Jun

2011-01-01

422

An Analysis Present Condition of Information Systems in Turkish Ports and Direction of Improvement  

Microsoft Academic Search

The international business environment of port logistics has changed drastically in the last few decades. The increase in international trade, advent of ultra-large vessels, changes in customer needs and development of new cargo handling technologies, the competition between container ports has become very severe in the last few decades and ports started to invest in their infrastructure and information systems

Hyung Rim Choi; Yavuz Keceli; Min Je Cho

2008-01-01

423

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

...Texas City, Texas. The Port of Texas City Channel, Turning...containing all waters of the Brazos Port Turning Basin bounded on the south by the...providing direct operational/logistic support to commercial vessels...Vessels operated by the appropriate port authority or by...

2010-07-01

424

The Efficiency of major Ports under Logistics Risk in Northeast Asia  

Microsoft Academic Search

In this paper, we present an empirical study on the efficiency of the major ports in Northeast Asia. To become the global hub in a newly emerging Northeast Asian logistics network, the efficiency of the ports and their success factors are important for sustainable development. Thus, the comparison of port efficiency may shed light on this rapidly changing and thus

Yongrok Choi

2011-01-01

425

Study on improvements in the use in the port of a cold district  

Microsoft Academic Search

Ports located in cold regions accompanied with snow are influenced by freezing occurred in winter, drift ice inflowing to ports, gale, snow coverage and freeze. These phenomena cause problems such as decrease of logistics efficiency. However, disturbance against port logistics and countermeasures for those problems have not been clarified. The study is conducted to clarify these issues.

T. Terashima; T. Hayakawa; S. Kannow; N. Usami; Y. Kumashiro

2004-01-01

426

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

... (3) Bayport, TX. The Port of Bayport, Bayport Ship Channel...Texas City, Texas. The Port of Texas City Channel, Turning...providing direct operational/logistic support to commercial vessels...Vessels operated by the appropriate port authority or by...

2009-07-01

427

Evaluation of Dredged Material Proposed for Ocean Disposal from Port Chester, New York  

Microsoft Academic Search

Port Chester was one of seven waterways that the US Army Corps of Engineers-New York District requested the Battelle Marine Sciences Laboratory to sample and evaluate for dredging and disposal in March 1994. Tests and analyses were conducted on Port Chester sediment core samples. Because the Port Chester area is located on the border between New York and southeast Connecticut,

E. S. Barrows; H. L. Mayhew; J. Q. Word; J. J. S. Tokos

1996-01-01

428

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2010 CFR

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

2009-07-01

429

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

430

Computational Study of Turbulent Forced Convection Flow in a Square Cavity with Ventilation Ports  

Microsoft Academic Search

A numerical study of turbulent forced convection flow inside a square cavity with inlet and outlet ports is performed. The position of the inlet port is fixed but the location of the outlet port is varied along the four walls of the cavity to investigate the best position corresponding to the maximum heat transfer rate and minimum pressure drop in

E. Sourtiji; S. F. Hosseinizadeh; M. Gorji-Bandpy; J. M. Khodadadi

2011-01-01

431

Determining Two-Port S-Parameters from a One-Port Measurement Using a Novel Impedance-State Test Chip  

SciTech Connect

A novel custom high-speed test chip and data reduction technique that allows for the accurate determination of the two-port S-parameters of a passive network from a set of one-port measurements is presented. A typical application for this technique is high-speed integrated circuit package characterization where one-port is of a microelectronic size scale and inside the package. The test chip is designed to operate up to 20 GHz.

Hietala, V.M.

1999-03-04

432

Three-port RF characterization of foundry dual-gate FETs using two-port test structures with on-chip loading resistors  

Microsoft Academic Search

Special test structures for the three-port linear RF characterization of dual-gate FETs using on-chip integrated 50 ohm load resistors for the third port are described. These test structures allow us to characterize dual-gate FETs with a standard two-port network analyzer and only two wafer probes. Measurement results of test FETs realized on a commercial GaAs foundry MESFET process show that

Urs Lott; Werner Baumberger; Urs Gisiger

1995-01-01

433

A Millimeter Wave Six-Port Network Using Half-Mode Substrate Integrated Waveguide  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A novel six-port network based on half-mode substrate integrated waveguide (HMSIW) is proposed. In this design, a HMSIW hybrid 3 dB coupler and a -90° phase shifter are designed as fundamental building block of six-port network. By combining four HMSIW couplers and one phase shifter, a HMSIW six-port network at 29-32 GHz is constructed. The six-port network is fabricated and measured. Measurement results agree well with simulation, and show good balance and phase relationship between ports.

Chen, Jixin; Hong, Wei; Tang, Hongjun; Yan, Pinpin; Liu, Bing; Wu, Ke

2012-03-01

434

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

435

Quantum teleportation scheme by selecting one of multiple output ports  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The scheme of quantum teleportation, where Bob has multiple (N) output ports and obtains the teleported state by simply selecting one of the N ports, is thoroughly studied. We consider both the deterministic version and probabilistic version of the teleportation scheme aiming to teleport an unknown state of a qubit. Moreover, we consider two cases for each version: (i) the state employed for the teleportation is fixed to a maximally entangled state and (ii) the state is also optimized as well as Alice’s measurement. We analytically determine the optimal protocols for all the four cases and show the corresponding optimal fidelity or optimal success probability. All these protocols can achieve the perfect teleportation in the asymptotic limit of N?? . The entanglement properties of the teleportation scheme are also discussed.

Ishizaka, Satoshi; Hiroshima, Tohya

2009-04-01

436

Port wine landscape: railroads, phylloxera, and agricultural science.  

PubMed

It is easy to understand why regions that produce very fine goods such as port wine tend to conceal technological and scientific inputs and praise the uniqueness of the terroir. This paper suggests that, during the last decades of the nineteenth century, viticulture in the Douro region of Portugal was as much a product of soil, local farming traditions, and individual entrepreneurship as it was of modern state science and national politics for agricultural improvement. the unprecedented public projects of building a railroad and fighting phylloxera permanently changed the land of port wine. Moreover, those engineering practices of rationalization, simplification, and standardization that were inscribed on Douro's landscape proved essential for the Portuguese experience of modernization and nation-building. PMID:21563604

Macedo, Marta

2011-01-01

437

PROBABILISTIC APPROACH FOR STRUCTURAL PERFORMANCE EVALUATION OF PORT RC STRUCTURE  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The total of 40 RC slabs extracted fr om existing port structures was tested in order to evaluate the relationship between visually judged deterioration grades and load carrying capacities. Wide variations were observed in the relati onship in each deterioration gr ade, however, the load carry ing capacity tended to be smaller than the design expectations when the symptom of deterioration appeared on the surface of concrete members. Moreover, the relationship was greatly influenced by localized deterioration and its position in the member. Based on the statistical analysis on the relationship between deterioration grades and load carrying capacities, the probabilistic evaluati on methods of the load carrying capacities of RC slabs and whole RC members in an open-type wharf were proposed as qu antitative evaluation methods of residual structural performance of existing port RC structures.

Kato, Ema; Kawabata, Yuichiro; Iwanami, Mitsuyasu; Yokota, Hiroshi

438

Interventionell-radiologische perkutane Implantation intravenöser Port-Katheter-Systeme  

Microsoft Academic Search

Zusammenfassung  \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Fragestellung: Die perkutane interventionellradiologische und die chirurgische Implantation von vensen Port-Katheter-Systemen werden beschrieben\\u000a und ihre Ergebnisse werden vergleichend gegenbergestellt.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Methode: Bei 53 Patienten mit maligner Grunderkrankung wurde interventionell-radiologisch ein Port-Katheter-System in der V. subclavia\\u000a zur zentralvensen Chemotherapie implantiert. Technisches Vorgehen, Implantationsdauer, Funktionsdauer sowie die Komplikationsraten\\u000a wurden mit Ergebnissen der chirurgischen Implantation verglichen.\\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a \\u000a Ergebnisse: Die Implantation war in allen Fllen

Karin A. Herrmann; T. Waggershauser; T. Helmberger; V. Heinemann; H. Sittek; M. Reiser

1999-01-01

439

Drill string sub with self closing cable port valve  

SciTech Connect

A side-entry sub for use in conjunction with wireline cable. The sub has a cable entry port provided with a self-closing valve for sealing the port upon withdrawal of the cable. In one embodiment, the self-closing valve is characterized by a housing member supporting a closure disc which is integrally molded with a resiliently deflectable support member having an elastic memory which biases the valve in the closed position. In an alternate embodiment, the self-closing valve comprises a ball valve, biased in the closed position by magnetic or spring means, and having a passageway through which the cable may pass. When the cable is inserted through the passageway, the ball valve is held in the valve open position. When the cable is removed from the passageway, the ball valve automatically closes.

Davis Jr., A. P.; Knight, O. M.; Stoltz, J. W.

1985-03-26

440

Percutaneous Placement of Peritoneal Port-Catheter in Patients with Malignant Ascites  

SciTech Connect

We report our experience with a radiologically placed peritoneal port-catheter in palliation of malignant ascites. Port-catheters were successfully placed under ultrasonographic and fluoroscopic guidance in seven patients (five women, two men) who had symptomatic malignant ascites. The long-term primary patency rate was 100%. The mean duration of catheter function was 148 days. Seven patients had a total of 1040 port-days. Two patients received intraperitoneal chemotherapy via the port-catheter. There were no procedure-related mortality and major complications. Minor complications such as ascitic fluid leakage from the peritoneal entry site, migration of the catheter tip to the right upper quadrant, and reversal of the port reservoir occurred in four patients. None of these complications affected the drainage and required port explantation. In patients with symptomatic malignant ascites, a peritoneal port-catheter can provide palliation and eliminate multiple hospital visits for repeated paracentesis with high patency and low complication rates.

Ozkan, Orhan; Akinci, Devrim, E-mail: akincid@hotmail.com; Gocmen, Rahsan; Cil, Barbaros; Ozmen, Mustafa; Akhan, Okan [Hacettepe University School of Medicine, Department of Radiology (Turkey)

2007-04-15

441

Transumbilical Single-Port Surgery: Evolution and Current Status  

Microsoft Academic Search

ContextSingle-port transumbilical laparoscopy, also known as embryonic natural orifice transumbilical endoscopic surgery (E-NOTES), has emerged as an attempt to further enhance cosmetic benefits and reduce morbidity of minimally invasive surgery. Within a short span, several clinical reports have emerged in the urologic literature. As this field is poised to move forward, a complete understanding of its evolution and current status

David Canes; Mihir M. Desai; Monish Aron; Georges-Pascal Haber; Raj K. Goel; Robert J. Stein; Jihad H. Kaouk; Inderbir S. Gill

2008-01-01

442

Development of Low-NOx DME Multi-Port Burner  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study focuses on the fundamental characteristics of DME (Dimethyl Ether) combustion, aiming at the development of low-NOx multi-port burner suitable for the tube-nested combustor. In the tube-nested combustion, the water tubes are moved into the furnace closely to the burner to cool the burning flame directly in the field of burning reaction leading to NOx reduction. To prevent the

Ryosuke Matsumoto; Mamoru Ozawa; Isao Ishihara; Shingo Sasaki; Masahiro Takaichi

2006-01-01

443

Structural diversity of anthocyanin-derived pigments in port wines  

Microsoft Academic Search

One year-old Port wine made from grapes of the Douro Valley was analysed for its anthocyanin-like pigment composition. The samples were purified by low pressure Toyopearl gel column chromatography, yielding two fractions. Fraction A was eluted with water\\/methanol 20% (v\\/v) and fraction B was eluted with methanol 100% (v\\/v). Structural elucidation of the pigments detected was attempted using LC\\/DAD-MS. Several

Nuno Mateus; Sonia de Pascual-Teresa; Julián C Rivas-Gonzalo; Celestino Santos-Buelga; Victor de Freitas

2002-01-01

444

Polycyclic Vector scheduling vs. Chaining on 1Port Vector supercomputers  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper studies the impact of chaining and several instruction scheduling schemes on one-memory-port vector supercomputers, illustrated by the Cray-1 and Cray-2. The lack of instruction chaining in the Cray-2 vector processor requires a different instruction scheduling scheme from that of the Cray-1. Situations are characterized in which simple vector scheduling can generate optimal code, which fully utilizes at least

Ju-ho Tang; Edward S. Davidson; Johau Tong

1988-01-01

445

16. 'Concrete Bridge Over Salt River, Port Kenyon, Humboldt County, ...  

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

16. 'Concrete Bridge Over Salt River, Port Kenyon, Humboldt County, California, A.J. Logan, County Surveyor, H.J. Brunnier, Consulting Engineer, March 7, 1919,' showing detail of floor beam at central pier, half section of cantilever slab at end of bridge, floor beam end panels, slab reinforcing, plan of slab reinforcing, diagram of slab bars, typical floor girder. - Salt River Bridge, Spanning Salt River at Dillon Road, Ferndale, Humboldt County, CA

446

Reproducibility of a Triaxial Seismic Accelerometer (DynaPort)  

Microsoft Academic Search

VAN HEES, V. T., S. M. SLOOTMAKER, G. DE GROOT, W. VAN MECHELEN, and R. C. VAN LUMMEL. Reproducibility of a Triaxial Seismic Accelerometer (DynaPort). Med. Sci. Sports Exerc., Vol. 41, No. 4, pp. 810-817, 2009. Purpose: To examine the reproducibility of a triaxial seismic accelerometer under controlled conditions and real-life conditions. Methods: Instrumental reproducibility was examined using a shaker

VINCENT T. VAN HEES; SANDER M. SLOOTMAKER; GERT DE GROOT; WILLEM VAN MECHELEN; ROB C. VAN LUMMEL

2009-01-01

447

Demurrage costs optimization in ports using binary mathematical programming models  

Microsoft Academic Search

Summary  SODA is a system by which the schedule of ships in a port can be found in order to minimize the demurrage and operating costs\\u000a associated with shipping operations. SODA constructs and resolves binary programming models using shipping data (arrival dates,\\u000a demurrage costs, berths to be used, etc.) and available berths in a planning horizon. The model is of an

E. Parra

1995-01-01

448

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

449

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

450

Combustion characteristics of intake port injection type hydrogen fueled engine  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper describes the experimental results on a hydrogen fueled single cylinder engine to study the characteristics of a solenoid-driven intake port injection type hydrogen injection valve. In experiments, the fuel-air equivalence ratio was varied from the lean limit at which stable operation was guaranteed to the rich limit at which flash-back occurred and spark timing was also changed. As

S. J. Lee; H. S. Yi; E. S. Kim

1995-01-01

451

Dual-band, single CPW port, planar-slot antenna  

Microsoft Academic Search

A dual-band planar-slot antenna that operates through a single coplanar waveguide (CPW) port in two 10% wide-frequency bands, one octave apart is presented. An input T-match circuit is used to match the antenna in both bands, without increasing its size and keeping the CPW feed advantages. A case antenna covering the two Global System for Mobile communications bands (0.88-0.96 GHz

Daniel Llorens; Pablo Otero; Carlos Camacho-Peñalosa

2003-01-01

452

Visible and Infrared Optical Design for the ITER Upper Ports  

SciTech Connect

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 fusion energy tokamak with a goal of demonstrating net fusion power for pulses much longer than the energy confinement time. At the time of this report, six of the ITER upper ports are planned to each to contain a camera system for recording visible and infrared light, as well as other diagnostics. the performance specifications for the temporal and spatial resolution of this system are shown in the Section II, Functional Specifications. They acknowledge a debt to Y. Corre and co-authors of the CEA Cadarache report ''ITER wide-angle viewing and thermographic and visible system''. Several of the concepts used in this design are derived from that CEA report. The infrared spatial resolution for optics of this design is diffraction-limited by the size of the entrance aperture, at lower resolution than listed in the ITER diagnostic specifications. The size of the entrance aperture is a trade-off between spatial resolution, optics size in the port, and the location of relay optics. The signal-to-noise ratio allows operation at the specified time resolutions.

Lasnier, C; Seppala, L; Morris, K; Groth, M; Fenstermacher, M; Allen, S; Synakowski, E; Ortiz, J

2007-03-01

453

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

454

Greek Port Cities in Transition: Regeneration Strategies, Waterfront Development and the Role of Cultural and Tourist Resources  

Microsoft Academic Search

Greek port cities find themselves in a profound and encompassing change as they try to improve their image and confront the competition for advanced port services and facilities and the need for urban revitalization. As port functions are increasingly relocated towards the outskirts of port cities, disadvantaged neighbourhoods and docks are turned into modern housing and commercial areas or cultural

Nicholas Karachalis; Evangelos Kyriazopoulos

2006-01-01

455

Locational Dynamics in an Era of Global Economic Change: Is the Port of Rotterdam Up to the Challenge?  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper aims to shed more light on the impact of global economic change on the locational dynamics of maritime firms in the port of Rotterdam, and explores if recent port policy strategies provide an answer to these changes. Globalization and increasing competitiveness have caused a decline in the leading role of the port of Rotterdam. More ports are entering

Amanda Mackloet

2006-01-01

456

Optimization of Two-Stage Port Logistics Network of Dynamic Hinterland Based on Bi-level Programming Model  

Microsoft Academic Search

The regional logistics based on port and its regional economic react on each other and develop in unison. This paper studies the two-stage port logistics network, the first one is the sea routes system between any two ports, and the second one is the network of the transportation system between each port and its economic hinterland. Based on the conditions

Mingjun JI; Maoying HE

2010-01-01

457

A comparative analysis of the ports of Incheon and Shanghai: The cognitive service quality of ports, customer satisfaction, and post-behaviour  

Microsoft Academic Search

This study introduces three dimensions of port service quality in order to identify their effects on customer satisfaction, loyalty, and referral intentions. The findings of this study imply a shift in the factors of cognitive service quality for customer satisfaction – from traditional endogenous quality to exogenous and relational quality. Comparative examination of the ports by moderator variables of spatial

Chul-Ho Cho; Byung-Il Kim; Jae-Hoon Hyun

2010-01-01

458

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

459

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

460

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

PubMed

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. PMID:22380295

Lee, Yuna; Park, Yeong-Shin; Jo, Jong-Gab; Yang, J J; Hwang, Y S

2012-02-01

461

Multi-port equivalencing of external systems for simulation of switching transients  

SciTech Connect

A multi-port external system equivalent model to simulate switching transient is developed based on direct time domain techniques, as opposed to the currently available models based on frequency domain methods. The model comprises discrete-time filters, which are built using the external system`s response at each of the M ports to a multisine excitation signal and solving a system identification problem. At each port, the filters obtained are converted into an equivalent Norton circuit consisting of M current sources (in parallel). A unique feature of the model is that it explicitly incorporates the travel time delay between the ports. The complete M-port model, having M decoupled equivalent Norton circuits, is easily integrated into the discrete-time representation of the study subsystem. The proposed model is validated by simulating the line energization and post-fault transients in a study subsystem connected at two ports to an external system.

Singh, H.; Abur, A. [Texas A and M Univ., College Station, TX (United States). Dept. of Electrical Engineering

1995-01-01

462

Correction of port reflection effect for integrating sphere-based reflection measurements  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

We investigate the effect of port reflection in reflection measurements. Due to a high reflection coating of a sphere, the sphere's ports have thick edges, which cause reflection and contribute to the reflectance of the sphere. When the sphere is used in reflection measurements, the measured result may show a discrepancy with the theoretical prediction dealing with an ideal sphere with non-reflecting ports. To correct the reflection effects occurring at the port edges, we analytically calculate the contribution of the port edge reflection to the sphere reflectance and obtain a new correction factor for the absolute reflection measurement of Sharp and Little. Through a numerical calculation, we investigate the dependence of the new correction factor on the thickness of the port edges. For an experimental example, we perform a Sharp–Little measurement to determine the reflectance of a sample using the new correction factor.

Hwang, Jisoo; Cho, Hehree; Shin, Dong-Joo; Jeong, Ki Lyong

2013-10-01

463

Three-dimensional computations of flow and fuel injection in an engine intake port  

SciTech Connect

This paper reports on an existing multidimensional in-cylinder flow code, KIVA, modified to calculate gas flow and fuel injection in a simplified (no valve stem and simplified valve-head geometry) engine intake port. A single-cylinder engine simulation program was used to specify the initial and boundary conditions for flow calculations. A previously developed spray model was also used to stimulate pressure-atomized spray with iso-octane as the fuel. Three cases with increasing degrees of complexity were considered: an impulsively started port flow with both port ends open (the inlet-boundary velocity was changed from zero to a finite value at the start of computation), an impulsively started port flow with one port end partially blocked to simulate gas flow through the valve annulus, and port flow driven by the time-varying gas flow rate through the valve annulus calculated using a single-cylinder engine simulation program.

Chang, S.; Kuo, T.W. (Engine Research Dept., General Motors Research Lab., Warren, MI (US))

1991-07-01

464

PIV Application to Fluid Dynamicsof Bass Reflex Ports  

Microsoft Academic Search

\\u000a A bass reflex (or vented or ported) loudspeaker system (BRS) is a particular\\u000a type of loudspeaker enclosure that makes use of the combination of two second-order\\u000a mechanic\\/acoustic devices, i.e., the driver and a Helmotz resonator, in order to create\\u000a a new system with reinforced emission in the low frequency region. The resonator is\\u000a composed by the box itself in which one or

Massimiliano Rossi; Enrico Esposito; Enrico Tomasini

465

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

466

A vehicle test technique for studying port fuel injector deposits  

SciTech Connect

In late 1984 and early 1985, car owners in the Denver, Colorado area begain complaining about driveability. All affected cars had port fuel injection systems. With time, complaints with certain makes of engines spread to other geographical areas. A test method was needed to study the factors causing flow-restricting deposits in the injectors. The Coordinating Research Council Automotive Fuel Injector Deposit Group was organized in March 1986. A Test Procedures Subgroup was assigned the task of selecting a vehicle test procedure that related to field experience. This paper describes the CRC program to explore repeatability and reproducibility of the method.

Tupa, R.C.; Taniguchi, B.Y.; Benson, J.D.

1989-01-01

467

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

468

A Distributed Control System Communication Mode Based on UDP Datagram and Dual-Port Memory  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper try to promote a data exchange mode based on dual-port RAM and UDP datagram to achieve high-speed data communications in distributed control system. The purpose is to explore a high-performance, low CPU occupancy, high-speed, reliable exchanging mechanism for any amount of data. The model proposed a Dual-port RAM that one port connects the local CPU and the other

Zhang Haibo; Sun Ping; Yu Feng; Gao Shenyong; Li Daqing

2009-01-01

469

Rigorous analysis of the rectangular waveguide six-port cross junction  

Microsoft Academic Search

The modal S-matrix of the general rectangular waveguide six-port cross-junction building block is derived by applying the mode-matching technique. Rapid convergence and accurate results are achieved by the superposition of six standing wave solutions in the common cavity regions which meet the electric wall boundary conditions in the waveguide ports rigorously. The theory is verified by measurements at a six-port

Thomas Sieverding; Fritz Arndt

1993-01-01

470

Feasibility of establishment of “Dry Ports” in the developing countries—the case of Iran  

Microsoft Academic Search

The main purpose of this research is to evaluate potential benefits and impacts of Dry ports for different kinds of stakeholders,\\u000a which may lead to establish “Dry ports”. Dry ports are intermodal inland terminals which have been established in several\\u000a countries. In this paper, we designed a methodological approach with these steps: a) Comprehensive literature review, b) Definition\\u000a of “Base

Ehsan Dadvar; S. R. Seyedalizadeh Ganji; Mohammad Tanzifi

2011-01-01

471

A Zero-Voltage Switching Three-Port Isolated Full-Bridge Converter  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper proposes an integrated single-stage three-port DC-DC converter. The proposed converter interfaces two bidirectional source\\/storage ports, and a galvanically isolated loading port. The power topology is based on the integration of a bi-phase boost pre-regulator stage into a phase-shift controlled full-bridge converter. The four bridge switches play the combined role of realizing synchronous boost conversion, and driving the transformer.

Hussam Al-Atrash; Michael Pepper; Issa Batarseh

2006-01-01

472

Three-Port Triple-Half-Bridge Bidirectional Converter With Zero-Voltage Switching  

Microsoft Academic Search

A three-port triple-half-bridge bidirectional dc-dc converter topology is proposed in this paper. The topology comprises a high-frequency three-winding transformer and three half-bridges, one of which is a boost half-bridge interfacing a power port with a wide operating voltage. The three half-bridges are coupled by the transformer, thereby providing galvanic isolation for all the power ports. The converter is controlled by

Haimin Tao; Jorge L. Duarte; Marcel A. M. Hendrix

2008-01-01

473

Generalized small-signal dynamical modeling of multi-port DC-DC converters  

Microsoft Academic Search

A general method is presented for modeling multiport DC-DC converters. It copes with multiple inputs, multiple outputs and bidirectional ports, and is based on an averaging formulation. A matrix description is adopted, so the technique can be extended to converters with any number of ports. As an example, a three-port forward-flyback converter is analyzed using symbolic computation software (Maple V)

David C. Hamill

1997-01-01

474

Port-Hamiltonian systems: a theory for modeling, simulation and control of complex physical systems  

Microsoft Academic Search

It is shown how port-based modeling of lumped-parameter complex physical systems (multi-body systems, electrical circuits, electromechanical systems, ..) naturally leads to a geometrically dened class of systems, called port-Hamiltonian systems. The structural properties of these systems are discussed, in particular the existence of Casimir functions and their implications for stabilty. It is shown how a power-conserving interconnection of port-Hamiltonian systems

Lab. d'Automatique

475

Preliminary Report of One-port Laparoscopy-assisted Extracorporeal Appendectomy in Adult Appendicitis  

Microsoft Academic Search

In our pediatric surgery department, one-port laparoscopy-assisted appendectomy (one-port LAA) is currently a routine procedure for the treatment of acute appendicitis. The benefits of one-port LAA in pediatric surgery have been reported in the literature: it is safe, effective, fast, has a low complication rate, and provides excellent cosmetic results. The feasibility of this surgery in adolescents has already been

Zhi-Jie Hong; Hsiu-Lung Fan; Shih-Ming Kuo; Teng-Wei Chen; De-Chuan Chan; Yao-Chi Liu; Jyh-Cherng Yu; Huan-Ming Hsu

476

Implications of power plant coal conversions on the ports of New England. Volume II: appendices  

SciTech Connect

Mandated electric generation coal conversions in New England could place a severe strain on the coal handling and transportation facilities in New England ports. This paper presents an analytical scheme leading to the development of optimal plans for the reuse and redevelopment of marine transport networks in New England. Utilizing a port inventory that provides information on existing coal handling facilities and the capability of the ports to increase capacity, a mathematical programming model is used to determine the optimal capacity, placement, and railroad and marine interface of coal handling facilities within and between the New England ports and converting power plants.

Osleeb, J.P.; Ratick, S.J.

1981-10-01

477

Design and experimental studies on ceramic port cover for dual pulse motor  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

Material and definition of dome-shaped ceramic port cover contour is presented. Two types of ceramic port covers with equal thickness and variable thickness structures are proposed. A group of cold-flow tests was carried out on a reusable dual pulse motor in which the performances of different port covers including sealing, first-pulse pressure bearing and second-pulse broken pressure were experimentally studied. A solid dual pulse motor for hot-firing test was designed, manufactured and statically tested. The feasibility of proposed bulkhead with ceramic port cover employed on actual solid dual pulse motor was proved. It is found that dome-shaped port cover made from machinable glass ceramic withstands a high pressure on its convex side, but is prone to fragmentation while imposing a reasonably low pressure on its concave side. The peripherally thickened port cover that is more robust in machining and assembly process is recommended. Grooves milled on the port cover induce fragmentation and are helpful to produce regular broken aperture shape. The bulkhead assembly consists of retaining ring, port cover and supporting ring can well fulfill the requirements of port cover in fixing, preloading and sealing. The broken fragments are less likely to damage the insulation structures of the combustion chamber and the nozzle unit which had been validated in the test.

Wang, Chang-Hui; Liu, Yu; Liu, Ya-Bing

2011-06-01

478

Venous access ports: frequency and management of complications in oncology patients.  

PubMed

Totally implantable venous access ports have been in use now for over 20 years. They are valuable instruments for long-term intravenous treatment of patients with cancer. Apart from perioperative difficulties, the typical complications associated with venous access ports are venous thrombosis, port infection, extravasation, pinch off syndrome, dislocation, occlusion and catheter leakages. The vast majority of these complications are avoidable, or at least the complication rate can be reduced with health care personnel training and education of patients. This review will give a broad overview on the frequency and possible complications related to port devices. Furthermore, this review suggests strategies for management including proposals to avoid such complications. PMID:18596390

Jordan, Karin; Behlendorf, Timo; Surov, Alexey; Kegel, Thomas; Maher, Gita; Wolf, Hans-Heinrich

2008-06-20

479

Geochemical Insights Into Paleobiological Patterns of the Middle-Upper Cambrian Port au Port Group, Western Newfoundland  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

The Cambro-Ordovician interval is marked by significant changes in the marine realm, both biological and geochemical. The first mineralized skeletons appear near the Proterozoic-Cambrian boundary, but the major radiation of carbonate skeletonized crown group taxa occurred ~40 million years later in the Ordovician. Recent work on the carbonate-clastic Middle and Upper Cambrian Port au Port Group exposed in western Newfoundland has focused on quantifying skeletal abundances and analyzing δ13Ccarbonate and δ34S(sulfate and pyrite) to determine how environmental fluctuations may be tied to the abundance of skeletal organisms during the Cambro-Ordovician interval. The geochemical data show systematic shifts in δ34Ssulfate of >15‰ over relatively short stratigraphic distances (10 m, likely <1 Myr), low average Î"34Ssulfate-pyrite (ca. 23‰) and a general positive coupling between δ13Ccarbonate and δ34Ssulfate. In combination, these results indicate that Middle to Late Cambrian sulfate concentrations were low and that the sulfate reservoir was more sensitive to isotopic variability than it was in either terminal Neoproterozoic or Cenozoic oceans. However, a simple C and S isotope box model of the Late Cambrian ocean illustrates that low sulfate concentrations alone fail to account for the >15‰ δ34Ssulfate shifts recognized in Port au Port strata. These large δ34S shifts can be generated only if fluctuating oceanic redox is invoked, whereby marine anoxia forces reduced C/S and elevated Î"34S, driving larger δ34S changes per mole of OC buried. These geochemical data have been generated in concert with quantification of fossil skeletal abundances from the same Cambro-Ordovician sections of western Newfoundland. In general, skeletal abundance is low during the Middle and Late Cambrian and shows a small increase in the first half of the Early Ordovician. The major radiation of carbonate skeletal organisms occurs in the second half of the Early Ordovician, indicating that conditions were favorable for diversification of skeleton-secreters. Future work will determine if the radiation of skeletal organisms occurs concurrently with stabilization of the carbon and sulfur cycles and/or the disappearance of anoxia.

Pruss, S. B.; Hurtgen, M.; Knoll, A. H.

2008-12-01

480

A remote optical system for port and harbor defense  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

A remote, aerial, laser-based sonar method for detecting and locating underwater targets from the air is discussed. The aerial sonar system combines two independent laser technologies. First, a high power laser is used to remotely generate underwater sound from the air by converting the optical energy into an acoustic pressure wave at the water surface. Second, a low power laser monitors water surface vibrations to detect and localize underwater sound. The aerial (opto-acoustic) generation and (acousto-optic) detection of underwater sound provides a non-contact means for active and passive sonar that does not currently exist. The laser systems could be mounted on an in-air or an above surface platform to search an area to provide intelligence information about the presence and location of underwater objects. Such data could be used for targeting for air-dropped munitions, port defense by monitoring friendly waters, or for area clearance for fleet operations in foreign ports. This transformational capability offers a covert, rapidly deployable, highly distributed, sensor field along the water surface.

Blackmon, Fletcher A.; Antonelli, Lynn T.; Kalinowski, Anthony

2005-05-01

481

Sideloaders-a case study in the port industry.  

PubMed

This report is an evaluation of a vehicle used in the port industry for handling containers. The vehicle is a self-loading lorry which both transports and stacks the containers within the port. Three aspects of the evaluation are discussed in the operating context: internal and external visibility, and the cab layouts. It is concluded that the vehicle has a restricted view to the rear, although with care this can be catered for. The design and position of the cab, however, can demand extreme and uncomfortable postures on the part of the driver. Certain anomalies in the cab control and display layouts are also briefly discussed, with a view to standardisation and a reduction of the driver's work-load. The main problem is seen as one of the integration of the driver/operator with a machine with two discrete functions. The visibility and posture problem areas are considered to stem from the compromises dictated by the nature of this dual-function vehicle. Imperial units are retained since containers are specified by the ISO on the basis of American measures. PMID:15677128

Hartwell, N M

1973-09-01

482

Analysis of Recent Manifests for Goods Imported through US Ports  

SciTech Connect

Several active interrogation techniques are being developed to detect shielded special nuclear materials (SNM) hidden in cargo containers loaded on container ships arriving at US ports. It raises the questions of the types of cargos in which SNM could be hidden, and their impact on detected signatures. Since the definition of a set of ''typical'' or standard cargos has proven to be difficult, we analyzed shipping manifests for US imports shipped through North American ports collected on 14 days distributed over 12 months. From these data, we generated several distribution functions such as commodity categories, average densities, and packaging types that could be of interest to the cargo scanning community. One of the cargo scanning techniques currently under development at LLNL is based on neutron active interrogation, and relies on the unique signature of beta-delayed gammas emitted by fission products in the 3 to 7 MeV energy range. {sup 19}F(n,a){sup 16}N, has been identified as the main potential interference for 7 and 9 MeV neutron beams. Estimates of cargo compositions based on manifests identified as containing fluorine are presented.

Descalle, M; Manatt, D; Slaughter, D

2006-09-27

483

[Minilaparoscopic surgery : alternative or supplement to single-port surgery?].  

PubMed

In recent years scarless surgery (axillo-bilateral-breast aproach [ABBA], natural orifice transluminal endoscopic surgery [NOTES], single-port surgery) has gained importance in order to improve postoperative outcome in laparoscopic surgery. As part of this effort minilaparoscopic surgery might be a suitable alternative concerning cosmetic outcome without implementing a completely new technique. Due to the definition minilaparoscopic surgery is based on instruments which reduce the total length of trocar incisions to less than 2.5 cm. Nevertheless the total number of incisions is similar to conventional laparoscopic techniques. Most recent indications for minilaparoscopic surgery are cholecystectomy, appendectomy, hernia and colorectal surgery. This article describes the technical aspects and feasibility of minilaparoscopic cholecystectomy and transabdominal preperitoneal hernia repair (TAPP).While the trocar positions remain in the original setting the laparoscopic surgeon benefits from experience gained in conventional laparoscopic surgery. Although the cosmetic outcome is not comparable to single-port surgery, in the author's opinion minilaparoscopic surgery is a useful alternative in scarless surgery due to the fact that it is easy to adapt without establishing a completely new technique. PMID:21424297

Brinkmann, L; Lorenz, D

2011-05-01

484

Developing a cross-platform port simulation system.  

SciTech Connect

With the advent of networked computer systems that connect disparate computer hardware and operating systems, it is important for port simulation systems to be able to run on a wide variety of computer platforms. This paper describes the design and implementation issues in reengineering the PORTSIM model in order to field the model to Windows-based systems as well as to Unix-based systems such as the Sun, Silicon Graphics, and HP workstations. The existing PORTSIM model was written to run on a Sun workstation running Unix. The model was initially implemented in MODSIM and C and utilized embedded SQL to retrieve port, ship, and cargo data from back-end OMCLE databases. Output reports, graphs, and tables for model results were written in C, utilizing third-party graphics libraries. This design and implementation worked well for the intended hardware platform and configuration, but as the number of model users grew and as the capabilities of the model expanded, a need developed to field the model to varying hardware configurations. This new requirement demanded that the existing design be modified to more easily allow for model fielding and maintenance. A phased approach is described that (1) identifies the existing model from which cross-platform development began, (2) delineates an intermediate client-server model that has been developed utilizing Java to allow for greater flexibility and ease in distributing and fielding the model, and (3) describes the final goals to be achieved in this development process.

Nevins, M. R.

1999-07-08

485

Single-Port Laparoscopic Surgery for Inflammatory Bowel Disease  

PubMed Central

Background. Single Port Laparoscopic Surgery (SPLS) is being increasingly employed in colorectal surgery for benign and malignant diseases. The particular role for SPLS in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has not been determined yet. In this review article we summarize technical aspects and short term results of SPLS resections in patients with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Methods. A systematic review of the literature until January 2012 was performed. Publications were assessed for operative techniques, equipment, surgical results, hospital stay, and readmissions. Results. 34 articles, published between 2010 and 2012, were identified reporting on 301 patients with IBD that underwent surgical treatment in SPLS technique. Surgical procedures included ileocolic resections, sigmoid resections, colectomies with end ileostomy or ileorectal anastomosis, and restorative proctocolectomies with ileum-pouch reconstruction. There was a wide variety in the surgical technique and the employed equipment. The overall complication profile was similar to reports on standard laparoscopic surgery in IBD. Conclusions. In experienced hands, single port laparoscopic surgery appears to be feasible and safe for the surgical treatment of selected patients with IBD. However, evidence from prospective randomized trials is required in order to clarify whether there is a further benefit apart from the avoidance of additional trocar incisions.

Rijcken, Emile; Mennigen, Rudolf; Senninger, Norbert; Bruewer, Matthias

2012-01-01

486

ASRM multi-port igniter flow field analysis  

NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS)

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

1993-07-01

487

A calibration and measurement method of a tri-six-port network analyzer suitable for on-wafer characterization of three-port devices  

Microsoft Academic Search

A calibration and measurement method using a wideband tri-six-port network and analyzer (TSPNA) is proposed. The scattering parameters of a three-port device under test are found to be the unknowns of a set of nine simultaneous complex linear equations. These equations are established via a group of three calibrated linearly independent excitations. No isolators are required for calibration and measurement

Fadhel M. Ghannouchi

1993-01-01

488

A comparison of clinical outcomes with regular- and low-profile totally implanted central venous port systems.  

PubMed

The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether low-profile totally implanted central venous port systems can reduce the late complication of skin perforation. Forty patients (age, 57 +/- 13 years; 22 females, 18 males) were randomized for the implantation of a low-profile port system, and another 40 patients (age, 61 +/- 14 years; 24 females, 16 males) received a regular port system as control group. Indications for port catheter implantation were malignant disease requiring chemotherapy. All port implantations were performed in the angiography suite using sonographically guided central venous puncture and fluoroscopic guidance of the catheter placement. Procedure time, number of complications (procedure-related immediate, early, and late complications), and number of explantations were assessed. Follow-up was performed for 6 months. All port implantations were successfully completed in both study groups. There were two incidents of skin perforation observed in the control group. One skin perforation occurred 13 weeks and the other 16 weeks after port implantation (incidence, 5%) in patients with regular-profile port systems. Two infections were observed, one port infection in each study group. Both infections were characterized as catheter-related infections (infection rate: 0.15 catheter-related infections per 1000 catheter days). In conclusion, low-profile port systems can be placed as safely as traditional chest ports and reduce the risk of developing skin perforations, which occurs when the port system is too tight within the port pocket. PMID:19085032

Teichgräber, Ulf Karl-Martin; Streitparth, Florian; Steitparth, Florian; Cho, Chie Hee; Benter, Thomas; Gebauer, Bernhard

2008-12-16

489

A Comparison of Clinical Outcomes with Regular- and Low-Profile Totally Implanted Central Venous Port Systems  

SciTech Connect

The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether low-profile totally implanted central venous port systems can reduce the late complication of skin perforation. Forty patients (age, 57 {+-} 13 years; 22 females, 18 males) were randomized for the implantation of a low-profile port system, and another 40 patients (age, 61 {+-} 14 years; 24 females, 16 males) received a regular port system as control group. Indications for port catheter implantation were malignant disease requiring chemotherapy. All port implantations were performed in the angiography suite using sonographically guided central venous puncture and fluoroscopic guidance of the catheter placement. Procedure time, number of complications (procedure-related immediate, early, and late complications), and number of explantations were assessed. Follow-up was performed for 6 months. All port implantations were successfully completed in both study groups. There were two incidents of skin perforation observed in the control group. One skin perforation occurred 13 weeks and the other 16 weeks after port implantation (incidence, 5%) in patients with regular-profile port systems. Two infections were observed, one port infection in each study group. Both infections were characterized as catheter-related infections (infection rate: 0.15 catheter-related infections per 1000 catheter days). In conclusion, low-profile port systems can be placed as safely as traditional chest ports and reduce the risk of developing skin perforations, which occurs when the port system is too tight within the port pocket.

Teichgraeber, Ulf Karl-Martin, E-mail: ulf.teichgraeber@charite.de; Steitparth, Florian [Charite Campus Mitte, Department of Radiology (Germany); Cho, Chie Hee [Charite Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Department of Radiology (Germany); Benter, Thomas [Elblandkliniken Riesa (Germany); Gebauer, Bernhard [Charite Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Department of Radiology (Germany)

2009-09-15

490

47 CFR 69.130 - Line port costs in excess of basic analog service.  

Code of Federal Regulations, 2011 CFR

...and line ports associated with other services, exceed the costs of a line port used for basic, analog service, non-price cap local exchange carriers may recover the difference through a separate monthly end-user charge, provided that no...

2011-10-01

491

Implications of power plant coal conversions on the ports of New England. Volume II: appendices  

Microsoft Academic Search

Mandated electric generation coal conversions in New England could place a severe strain on the coal handling and transportation facilities in New England ports. This paper presents an analytical scheme leading to the development of optimal plans for the reuse and redevelopment of marine transport networks in New England. Utilizing a port inventory that provides information on existing coal handling

J. P. Osleeb; S. J. Ratick

1981-01-01

492

Global Space or Local Place? The Port Adelaide Waterfront Redevelopment and Entrepreneurial Urban Governance  

Microsoft Academic Search

The impending waterfront redevelopment of Port Adelaide is a local manifestation of a global phenomenon. Through a carefully managed place marketing process, the Port's industrial landscape is to be reconceptualized as a future landscape of cosmopolitan consumption and professional occupancy. This involves a significant transformation not only of the built environment but also the discursive identity of that waterfront landscape.

Susan Oakley; Matthew Rofe

493

Feasibility Study for the Rehabilitation of the Port of San Pedro de Macoris. Final Report.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

The report covers the redevelopment of the Port of San Pedro de Macoris so that it can be operated as a general-purpose public port. The study includes an in-depth financial analysis of the project as well as a socioeconomic evaluation in regards to both ...

1995-01-01

494

Trends and Opportunities for the Long-Term Development of Rotterdam's Port Complex  

Microsoft Academic Search

This article presents an overview of trends relevant for the long-term development of Rotterdam's port complex and resulting opportunities for this complex. These trends resulted from a literature review and conversations with 20 professors in fields relevant for port development. Nine trends that can be expected to become increasingly important in the next decades are discussed. These trends include the

Peter. W. de Langen

2005-01-01

495

Between the Centre and the Periphery: the development of port trade in Darwin, Australia  

Microsoft Academic Search

Darwin, the capital of the Northern Territory, is a port city located in Australia's Top End and facing Southeast Asia. The distance from Darwin to Australia's main economic centres of Sydney and Melbourne is almost the same as to Singapore. This central geographical location has inspired the development of the Port and the City of Darwin from time to time

Jiaping Wu

2011-01-01

496

Waterfront redevelopment in Canadian port cities: some viewpoints on issues involved  

Microsoft Academic Search

This paper reports on a component of a research project on Canadian Dimensions of Waterfront Revitalization wherein forty-five interviews were held in Canadian port cities with port authority representatives, urban planners and developers. Respondents were asked to fill in a questionnaire, and the findings from this questionnaire survey are discussed in this paper. Anticipated contrasts between planning philosophies in different

Brian S. Hoyle

1992-01-01

497

A new breed of electric machines - basic analysis and applications of dual mechanical port electric machines  

Microsoft Academic Search

Conceptually, mechanical port of an electric machine can be doubled and the concept of dual-mechanical-port (DMP) will then give birth to a new breed of electric machines. In this paper, the various possible structures of DMP electric machine are discussed. Basic modeling and analysis issues related to the DMP electric machine are presented. An exemplary design of DMP machine is

Longya Xu

2005-01-01

498

Decision Support Tool For Locating an Impact of an Inland Port in Inland Empire.  

National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

By diverting port-related truck trips to rail, the development and operation of an inland port in southern California (1) increase transportation efficiency by switching from truck to train, (2) create a smoother flow on the highways, (3) create a cleaner...

A. Asef-Vaziri

2010-01-01

499

Study of major aromatic compounds in port wines from carotenoid degradation  

Microsoft Academic Search

The carotenoids degradation and the formation of volatiles were examined by simulating Port wine aging. A two year old red Port wine was saturated with oxygen, supplemented with lutein and ?-carotene and kept at 60°C during 87h. A similar study was performed in a model wine solution. Results showed that the percentage decrease in lutein levels was, respectively, 79% and

António César Silva Ferreira; Judith Monteiro; Carla Oliveira; Paula Guedes de Pinho

2008-01-01

500

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

Code of Federal Regulations, 2013 CFR

...either side of each vessel, beginning at the Port Everglades Sea Buoy in approximate position 26°05.5â² N, 80°04.8â² W and continuing...and continuing until the stern passes the Port Everglades Sea Buoy, in approximate position 26°05.5â² N, 80°04.8â²...

2013-07-01