Borkware Miniblog

March 26, 2008

Autorelease Pool Patents

Filed under: Random — Mark Dalrymple @ 9:28 am

During a discussion on Cocoa memory management on Cocoa-Dev, Bill Cheeseman posted the patent numbers for the autorelease mechanism. Here are some links, all called “Transparent local and distributed memory management” :
5,687,370, 6,026,415, and 6,304,884.


  1. 3rd link is borked.

    Comment by Jonathan Wight — March 26, 2008 @ 10:01 am

  2. huh. works for me. I blame MarsEdit for everything, including my receding hairline and dandelions. How’s it not working?

    Comment by Mark Dalrymple — March 26, 2008 @ 9:28 pm

  3. Broken for me too. I get:

    “Not Found

    The requested URL /patents?vid=USPAT6304884 was not found on this server.”

    Comment by Edward — April 6, 2008 @ 5:34 am

  4. How odd, it’s broken for me now, and that patent # doesn’t come up with anything now. Replaced that link with a differently formatted one.

    Comment by Mark Dalrymple — April 6, 2008 @ 9:22 am

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