Greenfield V.A.,U.S. Naval Academy |
Paoli L.,Linc Inc
International Journal of Drug Policy | Year: 2012
Critics of the international drug-control regime contend that supply-oriented policy interventions are not just ineffective, but, in focusing almost exclusively on supply reduction, they also produce unintended adverse consequences. Evidence from the world heroin market supports their claims. The balance of the effects of policy is yet unknown, but the prospect of adverse consequences underlies a central paradox of contemporary supply-oriented policy. In this paper, we evaluate whether harm reduction, a subject of intense debate in the demand-oriented drug-policy community, can provide a unifying foundation for supply-oriented drug policy and speak more directly to policy goals. Our analysis rests on an extensive review of the literature on harm reduction and draws insight from other policy communities' disciplines and methods. First, we explore the paradoxes of supply-oriented policy that initially motivated our interest in harm reduction; second, we consider the conceptual and technical challenges that have contributed to the debate on harm reduction and assess their relevance to a supply-oriented application; third, we examine responses to those challenges, i.e., various tools (taxonomies, models, and measurement strategies), that can be used to identify, categorize, and assess harms. Despite substantial conceptual and technical challenges, we find that harm reduction can provide a basis for assessing the net consequences of supply-oriented drug policy, choosing more rigorously amongst policy options, and identifying new options. In addition, we outline a practical path forward for assessing harms and policy options. On the basis of our analysis, we suggest pursuing a harm-based approach and making a clearer distinction between supply-oriented and supply-reduction policy. © 2011 .
Linc Inc | Date: 2013-06-04
A gas to liquids process is described wherein carbon dioxide is captured and used within the gas to liquids process.
Linc Inc | Date: 2016-02-10
An improved system, apparatus and method for injecting a chemical from a storage tank into a natural gas or liquefied petroleum gas pipeline at a flow-controlled injection rate is provided. The system, apparatus and method including a pair of positive-displacement pumps driven in substantially complementary fashion by a single driver, a controller controlling the driver, and each pump being fed from the storage tank and discharging chemical into the pipeline. The system, apparatus and method may also include a second pair of positive-displacement pumps having substantially similar displacement and operatively connected to the first pair of positive-displacement pumps, the first pair of positive-displacement pumps being driven in a substantially complementary fashion with the second pair of pumps by a single driver or a pair of drivers.
Linc Inc | Date: 2015-01-02
A textile stuffer box comprises a housing assembly having a yarn entrance and a yarn exit, and cooperating interior chamber-forming surfaces. The chamber-forming surfaces defines a multi-stage internal crimping chamber for receiving and accumulating a moving length of ply-twisted yarn between the entrance and exit of the housing assembly. The crimping chamber comprising an upstream fixed-volume stage and a downstream adjustable-volume stage. A weight-balanced gate selectively adjusts a volume of the downstream adjustable-volume stage of the crimping chamber, thereby controlling axial compression of yarn accumulating inside the upstream fixed-volume stage of the crimping chamber.
Linc Inc | Date: 2012-02-20
An ignition apparatus (150) configured to ignite an underground coal seam (151). The ignition apparatus (150) comprising an ignition system, a positioning system, a sensor (170) and a controller (165). The ignition system comprises ignition means and an ignition tool (155) for igniting the underground coal seam (151) from within the well channel (154) or well liner encasing the well channel (154). The positioning system comprises coiled tubing (156) connected to the ignition tool (155) and extendible through a well head (153) within the well channel (154) to position the ignition tool (155) at a desired location within the well channel (154). The positioning system further comprises a spool (157) for transporting and dispensing the coiled tubing (156).
Linc Inc | Date: 2012-02-08
A pressurized alkali dispersion supply system for use in permeabilizing a coal seam, and in particular for connecting together open zones in a coal seam using a (almost horizontal) linkage channel comprising a multitude of fine cracks. The system includes a source of alkali/alkali solution, a source of pressurized air, a supply pipe and a fogger for forming an alkali mist that is dispersed within the pressurized air. Cracks/fractures open up in the coal seam (ie. permeabilization) under the influence of the compressed air together with dissolution of humic acids by the alkali mist.
Linc Inc | Date: 2011-12-23
This invention relates to a method and apparatus for treating a raw product stream (raw synthesis gas/raw syngas) generated by underground coal gasification (UCG). In one aspect, the invention concerns a method and apparatus for cooling and initial cleaning of raw syngas gas, so that the treated UCG product stream is suitable for downstream applications such as for energy or chemical production. In another aspect, the invention concerns a method and apparatus for isolating, treating and handling a raw UCG product stream that is generated either when igniting or decommissioning an underground coal gasifier and, due to its consistency, is generally unsuitable for energy or chemical production.
Linc Inc | Date: 2012-09-28
The invention relates to compositions and method for construction of an underground coal gasification (UCG) well liner assembly. In particular, a well liner segment for use in the construction of a UCG well liner assembly for conveying product gas to a production well is disclosed. Also disclosed are a system and method for UCG product gas production.
News Article | November 2, 2016
ATLANTA, Nov. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern Company subsidiary Southern Linc has chosen Motorola Solutions' WAVE 7000 high-performance broadband PTT solution for Southern Company's new mission-critical LTE network. PTT is a critical communications service for Southern Company and WAVE...
News Article | February 18, 2017
Motorola for quite some time has been encouraging hardware creators all over the world to push their boundaries and come up with something new. In a bid to do something new, Motorola has been holding out Moto Mod contests globally and launched its most recent one in November 2016. So far the results of the contests haven't been that promising but it seems this time, Motorola finally has something substantial to unveil. The latest Moto Mod to get launched as an Indiegogo project is the Linc walkie talkie system. The Linc walkie talkie system has been developed by Fantom Dynamics and is a crowd funded project. Linc connects to the Moto Z device very easily and turns the smartphone into a walkie talkie device. This can connect the user to people nearby without any Internet connection. Unlike the bulky traditional radios, the Linc smart walkie talkie is slim, stylish, light in weight and easily fits into the Moto Z smartphone. Other than Moto Z, Linc can be used on any smartphone having Bluetooth connectivity. Linc uses FRS or GMRS to enable communication and is perfect for outdoor recreation and physical activity. The add on mod does not change the look of the smartphone too much and fits into one's pocket quite easily. Per the Indiegogo listing, Linc will have 22 channels on FRS/GMRS along with 121 privacy codes to cut out all unwanted noise during communication. The walkie talkie is expected to work within a range of 5 miles to 6 miles, thus making it more than perfect for family and friends to stay connected, especially in areas of low mobile network connectivity. Linc comes with water and dust resistance and the user can use the walkie talkie to send SMS, share GPS location and also transmit an SOS signal. Linc can also be used as a two-way radio using radio-over-IP gateway. The device will be powered by a rechargeable 1500 mAh battery, which is expected to have 20 hours long standby capacity. Linc will also have Scan Mode and NOAA weather radio amongst its many features. The Link smart walkie talkie works using the ARC controller app, which will start operating automatically once the device has been connected to Moto Z or any other smart device. With the help of the ARC controller app, one will also be able to use the private or group messaging services within a radius of 5 miles to 6 miles. Users can even broadcast their location to friends and family without any Wi-Fi or Internet connection within the mentioned range. "Linc allows for group and private 1-to-1 SMS messaging by using the ARC controller. Users simply open our app and begin messaging with the same look and feel of your smartphone's text messaging app," states the company on Indiegogo. Given that Linc is a crowd funded project, Indiegogo is looking at a collection of $12,000 before the company starts producing the system. The project has been selected by Motorola to develop the mod for its Moto Z smartphone. As of now, Indiegogo has raised 22 percent of the total amount. One can pledge and order a Linc for themselves at $99 from Indiegogo's website. Below is the video of the upcoming Linc smart walkie talkie. © 2017 Tech Times, All rights reserved. Do not reproduce without permission.