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Dr John Platt is a senior researcher in the Knowledge Tools Group at Microsoft Corporation. Platt has worked for Microsoft since 1997. For the suburb of Melbourne, Australia, see Research, Victoria. ... Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ: MSFT, HKEx: 4338) is the worlds largest software company, with 2005 global annual sales of almost $40 billion USD and nearly 60,000 employees in 85 countries and regions. ... 1997 (MCMXCVII) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Platt was born in Elgin, Illinois and matriculated at California State University, Long Beach at the age of 14. After graduating from CSULB at the age of 18, Platt enrolled in a computer science PhD program at California Institute of Technology. Incorporated City in 1854. ... California State University, Long Beach (also known as Long Beach State, Cal State Long Beach, CSULB, LBSU or The Beach) is the second largest campus of the California State University system and the third largest university in the state of California. ... The California Institute of Technology (commonly referred to as Caltech) is a private, coeducational university located in Pasadena, California, in the United States. ...

While a student at CalTech under astronomer Gene Shoemaker, Platt discovered two asteroids, one of which he named after his father (3237 Victorplatt). Eugene Shoemaker at a stereoscopic microscope used for asteroid discovery Eugene Merle Shoemaker (or Gene Shoemaker) (April 28, 1928 – July 18, 1997) was one of the founders of the fields of planetary science and is best known for co-discovering the Comet Shoemaker-Levy 9 with his wife Carolyn Shoemaker...

In August 2005, Apple Computer had its application for a patent on the interface of the popular iPod music player rejected by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. The reason appears to be that Platt had submitted a patent application for a similar interface design five months prior to Apple's claim [1]. 2005 : January - February - March - April - May - June - July - August - September - October - November - December- → Deaths in August August 31: Michael Sheard August 26: Lord Fitt August 24: Jack Slipper August 24: Maurice Cowling August 24: Dr. Tom Pashby August 23: Brock Peters August 22: Lord Lane August 21: Robert Moog August... Apple Computer, Inc. ... A patent is a set of exclusive rights granted by a state to a person for a fixed period of time in exchange for the regulated, public disclosure of certain details of a device, method, process or composition of matter (substance) (known as an invention) which is new, inventive, and... A white fifth-generation iPod with a case and earphones. ... The United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO or USPTO) is an agency in the United States Department of Commerce that provides patent and trademark protection to inventors and businesses for their inventions and corporate and product identification. ...

Platt shared a 2005 Scientific and Technical Achievement Oscar from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences with Demetri Terzopoulos for their pioneering work in physically-based computer-generated techniques used to simulate realistic cloth in motion pictures. [2] Founded on May 11, 1927 in California, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (AMPAS) is a professional honorary organization dedicated to the advancement of the arts and sciences of motion pictures. ...


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External links

  • John Platt's homepage at Microsoft.com

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Platt, J.P., Argles, T.W., Carter, A., Kelley, S.P., Whitehouse, M.J., and Lonergan L., 2003.
Platt, J.P., Whitehouse, M.J., Kelley, S.P., Carter, A., and Hollick, L., 2003.
Platt, J.P., Soto, J-I., Whitehouse, M.J., Hurford, A.J., and Kelley, S.P. Thermal evolution, rate of exhumation, and tectonic significance of metamorphic rocks from the floor of the Alboran extensional basin, western Mediterranean.
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John was divorced on 10 Dec 1990 in Sydney.
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Mary Platt was born in 1857 in Woolshed, Victoria.
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