Yoshiyuki Furukawa

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In this paper, we propose a constrained least squares approach for stably computing Laplacian deformation with strict positional constraints. In the existing work on Laplacian deformation, strict positional constraints are described using large values of least squares weights, which often cause numerical problems when Laplacians are described using(More)
In this paper, we present an algorithm of modeling a solid object by defining enlarged-surfaces sequentially in Boundary representation (B-rep) solid models. We describe how our approach can solve current problems of blending in solid models such as terminating-edge-blends, overlap-blends and global-blends. Our approach is based on a simple and robust(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of the herbal medicine dai-kenchu-to on gastrointestinal motility based on differences in the administration site and timing. We sutured strain-gauge transducers to the stomach (three), duodenum (one), jejunum (one), ileum (one), and colon (two) and inserted indwelling tubes into the stomach, jejunum,(More)
In a clinical evaluation, thirty-one patients with thoracic esophageal cancer who were treated from 1997 to 2000 were selected as subjects including those who underwent hand sewn anastomosis method, circular stapler method and triangular anastomosis method. Incidence of anastomosis failure was 27.3%, 25.0% and 8.3% for the hand sewn anastomosis method,(More)
This paper proposes an advanced cut-and-paste editing for three-dimensional models. We introduce a new param-eterization technique based on constrained B-spline sur-face/volume fitting. Our cut-and-paste editing is performed on this parameterization. In our method, a parametric volume is generated so that its isoparametric surface fits to the base surface(More)
Interactive mesh editing techniques that preserve discrete differential properties are promising to support the design of mechanical parts such as automobile sheet metal panels. However, existing methods lack the ability to manipulate form-features and hard constraints , which are common in engineering applications. In product design, some regions on a 3D(More)
BACKGROUND/AIMS The gastrointestinal symptoms accompanying dysfunction of the remnant stomach were seen after pylorus-preserving operation. Against such complications, Dai-kenchu-to (DKT) is used, but scientific evidences for efficacy are poor. The effect of DKT on gastrointestinal motility and gastric emptying after pylorus-preserving operation was(More)
A PACS system for data management in multi-slice CT examination was upgraded using interactive 3D and 4D workstations and network computing technology. We categorized the original PACS (CT-PACS) as follows: (1) a fault-tolerant system linked with the hospital information system (HIS) and radiology information system (RIS); (2) an interactive network system(More)