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Amazon Technologies Inc patents

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 new patent  Propeller alignment devices

A propeller alignment device is described. The propeller alignment device can include a second retainer attached to a propeller and a motor. The propeller alignment device can also include a first retainer that does not rotate, but that is aligned with the second retainer. The first retainer can include two... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Robotic enabled vertical lift

Robotic enabled lift concepts are described. In one embodiment, a vertical lift includes a vertically directed track assembly and linear actuator that extend between first and second levels. The lift further includes a lift platform having a continuous contact roller such as a continuous belt, for example, a platform guide... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Search query classification

Disclosed are various embodiments for classifying search queries. A computing device identifies a user account associated with a submission of a search query to an electronic commerce application. The computing device then identifies a network page provided by the electronic commerce application, wherein the network page is requested with the... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Video segmentation techniques

A video segmentation system can be utilized to automate segmentation of digital video content. Features corresponding to visual, audio, and/or textual content of the video can be extracted from frames of the video. The extracted features of adjacent frames are compared according to a similarity measure to determine boundaries of... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Amassing pick and/or storage task density for inter-floor transfer

A transfer rack on one floor of an inventory system can receive multiple containers each carrying an inventory item designated for an operation on a different floor of the inventory system. A vertical lift can move the transfer rack carrying the multiple containers from the one floor to the different... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Adaptive process for guiding human-performed inventory tasks

An inventory management system is described. The inventory management system may be configured to determine a head or eye level of an operator interacting with a storage structure. As part of this process, visual image data, thermal image data, or LiDAR data can be obtained and the eyes or head... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Motor with adjustable back-electromotive force

The described apparatus and method enable alteration of motor properties during operation of a motor. For example, the rotor of the motor may be adjustable, during motor operation, between a first diameter and a larger, second diameter. When the diameter of the rotor increases, the distance between the electromagnetic coils... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Motor magnet placement to alter generated sound

Described are methods and apparatus for altering the sound generated by a motor during operation. For example, the implementations described herein include a motor in which the spacing between the rotor magnets is non-uniform (i.e., the spacing varies between rotor magnets). With non-uniform spacing of the rotor magnets, the sound... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Group command management for device groups

A technology is described for operating a device shadowing service that manages commands associated with groups of device representations. An example method may include receiving a group command associated with a group of device representations managed by a device shadowing service. Device representations included in the group of device representations... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Linking resource instances to virtual network in provider network environments

Methods and apparatus that allow clients to connect resource instances to virtual networks in provider network environments via private IP. Via private IP linking methods and apparatus, a client of a provider network can establish private IP communications between the client's resource instances on the provider network and the client's... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Session negotiations

A plurality of devices are each operable to provide information that is usable for to prove authorization with any of the other devices. The devices may have common access to a cryptographic key. A device may use the cryptographic key to encrypt a session key and provide both the session... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Computing infrastructure for configurable-quality random data

Methods and apparatus for a computing infrastructure for configurable-quality random data are disclosed. A storage medium stores program instructions that when executed on a processor designate some servers of a provider network as members of a pool of producers of random data usable by random data consumers. The instructions, when... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Patch panel assembly

A patch panel assembly mounts in a rack on a side of the rack other than the front side of the rack and other than the back side of the rack and fits within a volume of space not occupied by rack slots of the rack. In some embodiments the... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Server system

A system includes a rack and one or more server systems mounted in the rack. A server system includes at least one sever node and each server node includes an array of devices including mass storage devices and at least one server device. Segments of the array of devices of... Amazon Technologies Inc

Inventory system with efficient operator handling of inventory items

An inventory system can include multiple floors. The system can assign operations involving inventory items to a floor based on information about the floor, other floors, the operations, and/or the inventory items. In one example, the system may assign an order to be assembled on a floor based on the... Amazon Technologies Inc

Integrated obstacle detection and payload centering sensor system

Disclosed are various embodiments for an integrated obstacle detection and payload centering sensor system. A robotic drive unit (RDU) captures, with a downward facing camera mounted to itself, an image of fiducial located on the ground. The RDU then positions itself over the fiducial and subsequently rotates. As it rotates,... Amazon Technologies Inc

Source code mapping through context specific key word indexes and fingerprinting

The present disclosure describes a system and method that identifies locations in source code files that are associated with particular Web requests. The system generates a fingerprint for each Web request based at least in part on the parameters of each HTTP request. By fingerprinting the properties of the source... Amazon Technologies Inc

Metering data in distributed storage environments

Techniques described and suggested include systems, methods, and processes for determining data-related attributes, such as size, for data and/or data containers (such as volumes and file systems) resident on distributed storage systems. For example, a shared records storage device may be utilized to gather information related to file systems stored... Amazon Technologies Inc

Predictive transmission of digital content

A digital content provider is configured to identify, based at least in part on various customer user profiles, digital content that is to be pre-loaded onto one or more customer computing devices in advance of the digital content being available for at least one mode of consumption by the one... Amazon Technologies Inc

Aerial vehicle optical sensor configuration

Described is an aerial vehicle, such as an unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”), that includes a plurality of sensors, such as stereo cameras, mounted along a perimeter frame of the aerial vehicle and arranged to generate a scene that surrounds the aerial vehicle. The sensors may be mounted in or on... Amazon Technologies Inc

Media storage

A user of a storage system can upload files for a media asset, which can include a high quality media file and various related files. As part of the upload process, the storage system can extract metadata that describes the media asset. The user can specify one or more lifecycle... Amazon Technologies Inc

Memory-based on-demand data page generation

A data store maintaining data may implement memory-based on-demand data page generation. Log records may be maintained in system memory according to a version threshold for data pages of data stored in persistent storage. When a request for a version of a particular data page is received that is within... Amazon Technologies Inc

Flexible scripting platform for troubleshooting

A scripting service may provide a scripting platform to users of the scripting service. The users may cause execution of various scripts and/or modify or generate new scripts associated with the scripting service. Execution of the various scripts may cause the scripting service to transmit application programming interface (API) calls... Amazon Technologies Inc

Failover and recovery for replicated data instances

Replicated instances in a database environment provide for automatic failover and recovery. A monitoring component can periodically communicate with a primary and a secondary replica for an instance, with each capable of residing in a separate data zone or geographic location to provide a level of reliability and availability. A... Amazon Technologies Inc

Computer-implemented object management via tags

Systems and methods are provided for managing objects. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided. The method includes receiving a query comprising a tag and executing the query. An object identifier is retrieved from a data table, based on the tag. The method further returns a result of the... Amazon Technologies Inc

Bundled unit identification and tracking

A unique digital identifier of a bundled set of items may be generated based on imaging data or other information captured from the bundled set, stored, and used for any purpose. The imaging data or other information may depict or describe the bundled set after the items have been wrapped... Amazon Technologies Inc

Detecting item scans with audio signal processing

Disclosed are various embodiments for detecting item scans with audio signal processing. A first machine-readable identifier may be rendered in a display device associated with at least one computing device, where the first machine-readable identifier is associated with a first item in a list of items. An audio signal may... Amazon Technologies Inc

Arm-detecting overhead sensor for inventory system

Inventory systems may include one or more sensors capable of detecting spatial positioning of inventory holders and an arm of a worker interacting with the inventory holder. Data can be received from a sensor, a gesture of the arm can be determined from the data, and a bin location or... Amazon Technologies Inc

Displaying three-dimensional virtual content

A computing device can determine its position relative to a reference point. The device can render a portion of content too large to be suitably displayed in full on a display of the device. The device can render the content in full to appear (i.e., can virtually position the entire... Amazon Technologies Inc

Secure delivery and storage of content

A content item service enables users to upload media for content items to be given to others. The content item service performs operations on uploaded media content, such as transcoding. A transformed instance of content is encrypted using a cryptographic key, and an identifier for the encrypted transformed instance of... Amazon Technologies Inc

Secure data destruction in a distributed environment using key protection mechanisms

Organizations maintain and generate large amounts of sensitive information using computer hardware resources and services of a service provider. Furthermore, there is a need to be able to delete large amounts of data securely and quickly by encrypting the data with a key and destroying the key. To ensure that... Amazon Technologies Inc

System with rack-mounted ac fans

A computer system includes a chassis, one or more hard disk drives coupled to the chassis, and one or more air passages under at least one of the hard disk drives. The air passages include one or more air inlets and one or more air outlets. The inlets direct at... Amazon Technologies Inc

Directed fragmentation for unmanned airborne vehicles

Directed fragmentation of an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) is described. In one embodiment, the UAV includes various components, such one or more motors, batteries, sensors, a housing, casing or shell, and a payload for delivery. Additionally, the UAV includes a controller. The controller determines a flight path and controls a... Amazon Technologies Inc

Transportable climate-controlled units for fulfillment of perishable goods

Disclosed are various embodiments for fulfillment of perishable goods using transportable climate-controlled units. A computing environment may control operation and transportation of network-enabled refrigeration units using mobile drive units capable of navigating a materials handing center or other space. The mobile drive units may recharge or otherwise provide power to... Amazon Technologies Inc

Termination policies for scaling compute resources

Approaches are described for enabling a user to specify one or more termination policies that can be used to select which instances in a group of virtual machines (or other compute resources) allocated to the user should be terminated first when scaling down the group of virtual machine instances. The... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060132

Stateful resource pool management for job execution

Stateful resource pool management may be implemented for executing jobs. Metrics for pools of computing resources that are configured to execute jobs on behalf of network-based services may be collected. The metrics may be evaluated to detect a modification event for a pool of computing resources. The pool of computing... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060133

Event-driven resource pool management

Event-driven management may be implemented for resource pools. Pool management events may be detected at computing resources in a resource pool. Operations based on the pool management events may then be performed at the computing resources. In some embodiments, pool management events may trigger operations to a recycle a computing... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060393

Managed query service

Queries may be received and executed by a managed query service. A query directed to data sets that are separately stored in a remote data store may be received. Computing resources to execute the query may be provisioned from a pool of computing resources that are configured to execute queries.... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060394

Selecting resource configurations for query execution

The configuration of computing resources for executing queries may be selected. A comparison of the configuration of computing resources that executed previous queries may be made to select the configuration of computing resources for a received query. A historical query execution model maybe applied, in some embodiments, to determine a... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060395

Selecting interruptible resources for query execution

Interruptible computing resources for executing queries may be selected. When queries are received, the probability that query can complete execution at interruptible computing resources may be determined. Computing resources to process the query may be selected based on the probability. For queries that are performed on computing resources that are... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060400

Tracking query execution status for selectively routing queries

Query execution status may be tracked to selectively route queries to resources for execution. The completion of queries executing at computing resources obtained from a pool of computing resources configured to execute queries may be detected. Instead of returning the computing resources to the pool, the computing resources may be... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060427

Navigating a taxonomy using search queries

Disclosed are various embodiments for navigating a taxonomy using search queries. A search query is parsed in order to identify one or more item categories. A confidence score for each item categories is generated. When the confidence score meets a threshold, a pool of items associated with a respective category... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060431

Managing cached data in a network environment

Techniques are described for managing cached data in a network environment. In one example, the techniques include receiving a client request for a data group, determining that a cached copy of the requested data group that is stored in the persistent cache storage is no longer valid relative to a... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060619

Implicitly confirming item movement

Disclosed are various embodiments for implicitly confirming movement of an item in a materials handling facility. In one embodiment, a radio-frequency identifier (RFID) having an antenna directed at a plurality of storage locations is activated. Each of the storage locations has a corresponding RFID. A particular storage location of the... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180061402

Voice-based communications

Systems, methods, and devices for escalating voice-based interactions via speech-controlled devices are described. Speech-controlled devices capture audio, including wakeword portions and payload portions, for sending to a server to relay messages between speech-controlled devices. In response to determining the occurrence of an escalation event, such as repeated messages between the... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180061403

Indicator for voice-based communications

Systems, methods, and devices for outputting visual indications regarding voice-based interactions are described. A first speech-controlled device detects spoken audio corresponding to a voice message to a second speech-controlled device. The first device captures the audio and sends audio data corresponding to the captured audio to a server. The server... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180061404

Indicator for voice-based communications

Systems, methods, and devices for outputting indications regarding voice-based interactions are described. A first speech-controlled device detects spoken audio corresponding to recipient information. The first device captures the audio and sends audio data corresponding to the captured audio to a server. The server determines a second speech-controlled device of the... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062909

Log monitoring system

Disclosed are various embodiments for a log monitoring system to monitor the health of server log files. The log monitoring system may generate at least one log health signal based on an analysis of the server log content generated by at least one host application. Furthermore, the application may generate... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063027

Routing based request correlation

Aspects of the disclosure will be described with regard to the processing of DNS queries by a DNS service based on multiple network addresses associated with a single network entity (e.g., a service provider). The DNS service may respond to each DNS query for identifying network addresses associated with the... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063115

Access to documents in a document management and collaboration system

A method and apparatus for securing access to a document stored by a document management and collaboration system are disclosed. In the method and apparatus, access credentials pertaining to a document are obtained, whereby the access credentials are usable for authenticating a request to access the document. A message including... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063236

Producer system registration

Processes and systems are disclosed for selecting a producer system from a number of producer systems to lease to a consumer system. A leasing agent, in response to a request from the consumer system for access to a service at a producer system, can identify a producer system to lease... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063289

Executing remote commands

A communication system and method for the utilization of messaging protocols to provide computing devices executable code. An administrative component can include executable code or instructions within the publication of content. Computing devices registered to receive this content can receive and execute the code (or instructions) and utilize the same... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063715

Dynamic unlock mechanisms for mobile devices

An access control application for mobile devices is provided. The access control application may be configured to generate a set of security tasks based at least in part on information corresponding to a user's interactions with the mobile device. An unlock screen of the mobile device may be triggered and... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180053141

Agv traffic management system

Techniques for providing an entity monitoring safety feature in an inventory management system are described herein. For example, instructions may be received by a computer system of an autonomous vehicle that identify a path to move inventory within a materials handling facility. Further, the computer system of the autonomous vehicle... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180053144

Inventory handling by anisotropically adhesive gripping

Inventory handlers can include one or more gripping elements connected with a gripping assembly. The gripping element or elements can be subjected to shear force when in contact with inventory items such that the anisotropically adhesive surface engages an inventory item with an adhesive force. Inventory systems can employ robotic... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054302

Message service with distributed key caching for server-side encryption

Systems and processes are described for a message service with distributed key caching for server-side encryption. Message requests are received by message handlers of the message service that cache data encryption keys used to encrypt and decrypt messages that are stored to message containers in back end storage. A metadata... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054309

Authenticating nonces prior to encrypting and decrypting cryptographic keys

Data security is enhanced by receiving a request that identifies an encrypted data key, an authentication tag, and additional authenticated data that includes at least a nonce. In some cases, the authentication tag is cryptographically derivable from the encrypted data key and the additional authenticated data. A system, in some... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054371

Monitoring domain allocation performance

Systems and methods for monitoring the performance associated with fulfilling resource requests and determining optimizations for improving such performance are provided. A processing device obtains and processes performance metric information associated with processing a request corresponding to two or more embedded resources. The processing device uses the processed performance metric... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054421

Private network peering in virtual network environments

Methods and apparatus for private network peering in virtual network environments in which peerings between virtual client private networks on a provider network may be established by clients via an API to a peering service. The peering service and API 104 may allow clients to dynamically establish and manage virtual... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054504

Enabling voice control of telephone device

A system capable of connecting a device to a Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) using an adapter. The adapter may connect to the PSTN and send audio data between the PSTN and a server via a data network, enabling the device to communicate over the PSTN. In addition, the adapter... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054505

Enabling voice control of telephone device

A system capable of connecting a home telephone circuit connected to a Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) to a server via a data network using an adapter. The system may enable a telephone connected to the home telephone circuit to perform voice commands by sending audio data from the telephone... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054506

Enabling voice control of telephone device

A system capable of connecting a device to a Public Switched Telephone Network (PSTN) using an adapter. The device may send audio data via a data network to a server and the server can determine a voice command included in the audio data. Based on the voice command, the server... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054604

Determining stereo distance information using imaging devices integrated into propeller blades

A propeller provided on an aerial vehicle may include a digital camera or other imaging device embedded into a surface of one of the blades of the propeller. The digital camera may capture images while the propeller is rotating at an operational speed. Images captured by the digital camera may... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054637

Uninterrupted playback of video streams using lower quality cached files

Disclosed are various embodiments for facilitating uninterrupted playback of video streams using lower quality cached files. A video file corresponding to an entirety of a video content feature encoded at a first quality may be obtained from another client on a local network. A video stream corresponding to the video... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054923

Computer system with external bypass air plenum

A rack-mountable computer system enables an airflow that cools components in an upstream portion of the computer system interior to be cooled through mixing with a bypass airflow downstream of the components in the upstream portion. The mixed airflow can cool components in a downstream portion of the interior. The... Amazon Technologies Inc

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02/15/18 / #20180044004

Selectively thrusting propulsion units for aerial vehicles

Aerial vehicles may include propulsion units having motors with drive shafts that may be aligned at a variety of orientations, propellers with variable pitch blades, and common operators for aligning the drive shafts at one or more orientations and for varying the pitch angles of the blades. The common operators... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/15/18 / #20180046434

Context-aware notifications

Systems and approaches are provided for presenting incoming notifications to a computing device based on a determined context of the computing device. Various sensors of the device can be used to determine the context of the device with respect to a user, the state of the device itself, or the... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/15/18 / #20180046469

Host identity bootstrapping

Automated provisioning of hosts on a network with reasonable levels of security is described in this application. A certificate management service (CMS) on a host, one or more trusted agents, and a public key infrastructure are utilized in a secure framework to establish host identity. Once host identity is established,... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/15/18 / #20180046552

Variable data replication for storage implementing data backup

A log-structured data store implementing data backup may implement variable data replication. Write requests may be received at different storage nodes maintaining respective replicas of a portion of a log for data maintained in the log-structured data store. Log records indicating the write requests may be stored in the respective... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/15/18 / #20180047002

Cross-data-store operations in log-coordinated storage systems

Data stores that are to be configured as members of a storage group on behalf of a client are identified. The client indicates one or more types of cross-data-store operations to be performed. A transaction manager that makes acceptance decisions for write requests directed to the members based at least... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/15/18 / #20180047399

Proving file ownership

A robust digital fingerprint of a file ensures that one able to produce the robust digital fingerprint has possession of the file. A client obtains information that is unpredictable to the client and uses that information to modify the file and generate a robust digital fingerprint from the modified file.... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048634

Authentication using a transaction history

Systems and methods are provided for authenticating a user. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided. According to the method, transaction history information for each one of a set of users is maintained in a storage device. The method provides identifiers associated with items for display and receives, from... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048640

Authentication and authorization of a privilege-constrained application

Methods and systems are provided for managing access to a client account related (CAR) resource. When a privilege-constrained (PC) application requests access to an individual client account, a single use authorization (SUA) code is created that is associated with the individual client account. The SUA code is routed to, and... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048675

Managing communications between computing nodes

Techniques are described for managing communications between multiple intercommunicating computing nodes, such as multiple virtual machine nodes hosted on one or more physical computing machines or systems. In some situations, users may specify groups of computing nodes and optionally associated access policies for use in the managing of the communications... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048820

Pixel readout of a charge coupled device having a variable aperture

A system and method for obtaining, by an electronic device, a first set of image data recorded during an image capture event and a second set of image data recorded during an image capture event. During the image capture event, a characteristic of an image capture device is changed from... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048937

Enhancing video content with personalized extrinsic data

Disclosed are various embodiments that relate to enhancing video content with extrinsic data. A video content feature is rendered on a display. A user interface can be rendered on top of the video content feature on the display. The user interface can presents cast member indicia, where the cast member... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180037322

Communications and landings of unmanned aerial vehicles on transportation vehicles for transport

Unmanned aerial vehicles (“UAVs”) which fly to destinations (e.g., for delivering items) may land on transportation vehicles (e.g., delivery trucks, etc.) for temporary transport. An agreement with the owner of the transportation vehicles (e.g., a shipping carrier) may be made, and the associated transportation vehicles that are available for landings... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180039258

Mobile robot group for moving an item

Techniques for improving the efficiency and flexibility of inventory systems are described. In an example, multiple robots may be operated to move an item. The robots may be allocated to a mobile robot group configured to move the item according to an arrangement of these robots. Tasks for incrementally moving... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180039307

Multi-mode cooling system and method with evaporative cooling

An air channeling sub-system may include a mechanical cooling section and a direct evaporative cooling section. The direct evaporative cooling section may be downstream from the mechanical cooling section. Cooling air is channeled through the air channeling sub-system and into the room. If a first set of control conditions is... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180039449

Deallocating portions of data storage based on notifications of invalid data

Systems and methods are disclosed which facilitate management of thin provisioned data storage. Specifically, portions of thinly provisioned data stores may be deallocated when they contain invalid data, such as data deleted by a user. A user may transmit notifications, which may include delete notifications, such as TRIM commands, to... Amazon Technologies Inc

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02/08/18 / #20180039506

Dynamic code deployment and versioning

A system for providing dynamic code deployment and versioning is provided. The system may be configured to receive a first request to execute a newer program code on a virtual compute system, determine, based on the first request, that the newer program code is a newer version of an older... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180039899

Predictive instance suspension and resumption

Remote computing resource service providers allow customers to execute virtual computer systems in a virtual environment on hardware provided by the computing resource service provider. The hardware may be distributed between various geographic locations connected by a network. The distributed environment may increase latency of various operations of the virtual... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180040142

Color name generation from images and color palettes

Systems and methods are provided for generating color names for colors corresponding to images and/or palettes. A color image is obtained, and one or more color palettes corresponding to the color image are identified. The color palette may be generated based on palette generation criteria, which may facilitate or control... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180040251

Object avoidance methods for automated aerial vehicles

This disclosure describes an automated aerial vehicle that includes one or more object detection elements configured to detect the presence of objects and an avoidance determining element configured to cause the automated aerial vehicle to automatically determine and execute an avoidance maneuver to avoid the objects. For example, an object... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180040316

Active airborne noise abatement

Noises that are to be emitted by an aerial vehicle during operations may be predicted using one or more machine learning systems, algorithms or techniques. Anti-noises having equal or similar intensities and equal but out-of-phase frequencies may be identified and generated based on the predicted noises, thereby reducing or eliminating... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180041247

Mesh network device with power line communications (plc) and wireless connections

Network hardware devices organized in a wireless mesh network (WMN) in which one network hardware devices includes a first wireless radio and a power line communications (PLC) radio coupled to a processing device. The processing device communicates, using the first wireless radio, first data with a second mesh network device... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180041468

Managing dynamic ip address assignments

Various systems and processes may be used to manage Internet Protocol (IP) addresses that are dynamically assigned. In particular implementations, systems and processes for managing IP addresses that are dynamically assigned may include the ability to determine whether an identifier for a web service has been received from a customer... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180041480

Resource locators with keys

Requests are pre-generated to include a cryptographic key to be used in fulfilling the requests. The requests may be encoded in uniform resource locators and may include authentication information to enable a service provider to whom the requests are submitted to determine whether the requests are authorized. The requests may... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180041572

Block allocation based on server utilization

A computing resource service provider may operate a data storage service configured to provide data storage for one or more customers of the computing resource service provider. The data storage service may store customer data in one or more replicated state machines, where the replicated state machines comprise a plurality... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032384

Secure script execution using sandboxed environments

A scripting platform may provide an isolated processing environment for executing user generated scripts. The isolated processing environment may be a separate execution thread of an application of the scripting platform. The separate execution thread may be configured to transmit requests over a network in order to obtain information corresponding... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032428

Inter-process communication automated testing framework

Application developers may develop applications or portions of application that do not have a corresponding user interface. Testing non-user interface elements of an application may require application developers to develop corresponding user interface elements for all or a portion of the executable code included in the application. Developers may test... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032464

Modular mass storage system

A system for storing data includes a rack, one or more data storage modules coupled to the rack, and one or more data control modules coupled to the rack. The data storage modules may include a chassis, two or more backplanes coupled to the chassis, and one or more mass... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032510

Automated translation of source code

In some cases, a localization service may identify candidate strings in the source code of an application. Further, the localization service may determine whether the candidate strings are displayed literals in a first human-perceivable language. In addition, the localization service may replace the identified displayed literals with identification tokens to... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032716

Chained authentication using musical transforms

A service receives a request from a user of a group of users to perform one or more operations requiring group authentication in order for the operations to be performed. In response, the service provides a first user of the group with an image seed and an ordering of the... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032751

Discovering availability of digital media from multiple sources

Disclosed are various embodiments for discovering availability of digital media titles from multiple digital media service providers. A user account can have a relationship with one or more of the digital media service providers. For each digital media service provider, availability of the digital media title for viewing by the... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180034663

Private alias endpoints for isolated virtual networks

In accordance with a designation of a private alias endpoint as a routing target for traffic directed to a service from within an isolated virtual network of a provider network, a tunneling intermediary receives a baseline packet generated at a compute instance. The baseline packet indicates a public IP (Internet... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180034710

Response rate limiting device

A response rate limiting device is provided that may reduce the volume of network traffic generated as a result of an amplification attack. The rate liming device receives a packet and determines identification information corresponding to the packet. The rate limiting device receives a second packet bound for a network... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180034881

Feedback optimized video coding parameters

A system for managing delivery of video content. The system includes a controller and one or more players. The controller may be configured to control generation of a plurality of streams containing the video content based upon feedback regarding decoding at least one of the plurality of streams. The one... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180035146

Streaming media authorization based on call signs

Disclosed are various embodiments for determining whether a client device is authorized to receive media content based at least in part on the call signs of broadcast stations that the client device is able to receive. A computing device receives a broadcast station identifier and a program identifier from a... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180024554

Autonomous ground vehicles based at delivery locations

Autonomous ground vehicles (“AGVs”) are utilized to retrieve items from transportation vehicles (e.g., delivery trucks) for delivery to specified locations (e.g., user residences, etc.). In various implementations, the AGVs may be owned by individual users and/or may service a group of users in a given area (e.g., in an apartment... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180024608

Flexible power support redundancy busway system

A busway system enables multiple interchangeable power support redundancies to be provided to electrical loads. The busway system includes multiple busways extending through an aisle space, where some busways carry power from separate primary power sources, and one or more busways carry power from a secondary power source. Busways are... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025002

Hue-based color naming for an image

Systems and methods are provided for associating colors or color names with a color image based on hue. A set of hue values can be extracted from color data, such as a color palette, corresponding to a color image. A representative hue can be derived from the set of hue... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025065

Efficient query processing using histograms in a columnar database

A probabilistic data structure is generated for efficient query processing using a histogram for unsorted data in a column of a columnar database. A bucket range size is determined for multiples buckets of a histogram of a column in a columnar database table. In at least some embodiments, the histogram... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025168

Virtual service provider zones

A service proxy services as an application programming interface proxy to a service, which may involve data storage. When a request to store data is received by the service proxy, the service proxy encrypts the data and stores the data in encrypted form at the service. Similarly, when a request... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025397

Widget-based integration of payment gateway functionality into transactional sites

Various embodiments of a payment service are disclosed. In some embodiments, a merchant can enable customer use of the payment service by adding widget code to a web page, such as a catalog or shopping cart page, of the merchant's site. Thereafter, a user can invoke the payment service and... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180026797

Binding digitally signed requests to sessions

A client establishes an cryptographically protected communications session and determines information usable to distinguish the session from other sessions. The client digitally signs the information using a cryptographic key that is independent of the session to enable a server to check whether the information matches the session that it established... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180026867

Monitoring of replicated data instances

Replicated instances in a distributed computing environment provide for automatic failover and recovery. A component monitors the status of event processors in a set or bucket and handles the failure of an event processor. For a large number of instances, the data environment can be partitioned such that each monitoring... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180026950

Leveraging transport-layer cryptographic material

A client application cryptographically protects application data using an application-layer cryptographic key. The application-layer cryptographic key is derived from cryptographic material provided by a cryptographically protected network connection. The client exchanges the cryptographically protected application data with a service application via the cryptographically protected network connection. The client and service... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180026968

Managing security credentials

Disclosed are various embodiments for managing security credentials. In one embodiment, network content for a network site is obtained in response to a user request. A connection with a remote computing device that stores and manages security credentials for accessing network sites is authenticated using a master security credential and... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180026971

Computing device with integrated authentication token

Disclosed are various embodiments for a computing device with an integrated authentication token. The computing device includes first circuitry having a processor and a memory and providing general-purpose computing capability. The computing device also includes second circuitry configured to generate data. The first circuitry is incapable of determining the data... Amazon Technologies Inc

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01/25/18 / #20180027180

Camera arrangements for wide-angle imaging

Approaches are described for constructing a single camera by combining an array (or other arrangement) of multiple smaller and lower resolution cameras. Each of the smaller cameras is aimed in a different direction in order to provide a wider angle and higher resolution field of view (FOV) for the resulting... Amazon Technologies Inc

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