Patents by Inventor Alexander R. Buckley

Alexander R. Buckley has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Publication number: 20110179402
    Abstract: A method for compiling source code, involving: obtaining a statement of the source code comprising a method call, where the source code is composed in a statically-typed programming language; determining whether the method call is a dynamic method call; upon determining that the method call is a dynamic method call, compiling a dynamic method invocation without performing type checking on the method call; upon determining that the method call is not a dynamic method call: performing type checking on the method call, selecting a target method to invoke, and compiling a static method invocation to invoke the target method.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 15, 2010
    Publication date: July 21, 2011
    Applicant: SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: Alexander R. Buckley, John Rose, Joseph D. Darcy
  • Publication number: 20110099535
    Abstract: Various embodiments herein include one or more of systems, methods, software, and/or data structures to implement a multi-way branch statement in a computer programming language. The multi-way branch statement may include a plurality of case labels each having a non-primitive data type (e.g., strings) and being associated with a block of code to be executed dependent upon a control variable that also has a non-primitive data type. The implementation may include encoding the case labels for the multi-way branch statement as a binary decision diagram (BDD), such as a zero-suppressed binary decision diagram (ZDD), wherein the control variable for the multi-way branch statement may be compared with the case labels by stepping through the BDD. The BDD may include identifiers that provide information regarding which of the case labels is matched by the control variable, such that an appropriate code block may be executed.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 28, 2009
    Publication date: April 28, 2011
    Applicant: SUN MICROSYSTEMS, INC.
    Inventors: ALEXANDER R. BUCKLEY, JOSEPH D. DARCY
  • Publication number: 20110029960
    Abstract: The disclosed embodiments provide a system that encapsulates and manages diagnostic information. During operation, the system detects an event that generates diagnostic information, and stores this diagnostic information in a format that preserves semantic information associated with the event. The system also determines an output context (e.g., the intended target environment) for the diagnostic information, and then uses the preserved semantic information to output the diagnostic information in a context-sensitive format suited for the output context. Note that outputting customized diagnostic information that is adapted to a specific target environment facilitates improving the quality of diagnostic information presented to a user.
    Type: Application
    Filed: June 28, 2010
    Publication date: February 3, 2011
    Applicant: ORACLE INTERNATIONAL CORPORATION
    Inventors: Maurizio Cimadamore, Jonathan J. Gibbons, Alexander R. Buckley