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 new patent  Networked programmable logic service provider

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for programming reconfigurable logic devices such as fpgas in a networked server environment. In one example, a system hosting a network service providing field programmable gate array (fpga) services includes a network service provider configured to receive a request to implement application logic in a plurality of fpgas, allocate a computing instance comprising the fpgas in responses to receiving the request, produce configuration information for programming the fpgas, and send the configuration information to an allocated computing instance. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Reserve power system transfer switches for data center

A system for performing computing operations in a data center includes one or more sets of computer systems, one or more primary power systems, and a reserve power system. The primary power systems include a downstream portion that supplies power to at least one of the sets of computer systems. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Content identification based on dynamic group profiles

The present disclosure relates to content identification based on dynamic formation of group profiles. The group profile can be associated with some organization criteria, such as physical location, temporal attributes, etc., and can be configured with various preferences and restrictions. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Live updates for virtual machine monitor

Generally described, aspects of the present disclosure relate to a live update process of the virtual machine monitor during the operation of the virtual machine instances. An update to a virtual machine monitor can be a difficult process to execute because of the operation of the virtual machine instances. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Automated package unloading system

Disclosed are various embodiments for an automated package unloading system. An automated package unloading system can include an end effector supported by a supporting frame which is mounted to a conveyor system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  High density automated storage and retrieval system

A multi-dimensional automated storage and retrieval system is provided herein that enables the space-efficient storage of containers within a three-dimensional lattice structure. Each container includes one or more drivers to engage with rails of the three-dimensional lattice structure, enabling the container to slide along the rails based on a propulsion system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

Datastore for aggregated measurements for metrics

A computing resource monitoring service receives a request to store a measurement for a metric associated with a computing resource. The request includes the measurement itself and metadata for the measurement, which specifies attributes of the measurement. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

Securing content using pipelines

A transcoding service is described that is capable of transcoding or otherwise processing content, such as video, audio or multimedia content, by utilizing one or more pipelines. A pipeline can enable a user to submit transcoding jobs (or other processing jobs) into an available pipeline, where a transcoding service (or other such service) assigns one or more computing resources to process the jobs received to each pipeline. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

Start-over in adaptive streaming

In an example, a processing device is provided. The processing device may be configured to determine whether to send a first version of a stream manifest corresponding to a received a selection of one of a plurality of stream variants of a video content asset. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

Logical switches

The deployment and scaling of a network of electronic devices can be improved by utilizing one or more network transpose boxes. Each transpose box can include a number of connectors and a meshing useful for implementing a specific network topology. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

Audio-based annotation of video

A technique for determining annotation items associated with video information is described. During this annotation technique, a content item that includes audio information and the video information is received. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

Detecting self-generated wake expressions

A speech-based audio device may be configured to detect a user-uttered wake expression. For example, the audio device may generate a parameter indicating whether output audio is currently being produced by an audio speaker, whether the output audio contains speech, whether the output audio contains a predefined expression, loudness of the output audio, loudness of input audio, and/or an echo characteristic. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

Analysis of media consumption for new media production

Disclosed are various embodiments for analyzing media performance as a basis for production of new media. A computing device identifies a plurality of attributes correlated with performance of a media file. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

Planning labor shifts

A labor planning application determines a labor plan including an allocation of workers to multiple processing stages during a shift based on estimated work for processing by the respective processing stages during the shift. The labor planning application determines a quantity of workers scheduled for each shift based on a shift schedule. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/10/18 / #20180129628

Managing use of program execution capacity

Techniques are described for managing execution of programs. In some situations, program execution is managed for multiple users using excess program execution capacity of one or more computing systems. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/10/18 / #20180129570

Saving program execution state

Techniques are described for managing distributed execution of programs. In at least some situations, the techniques include decomposing or otherwise separating the execution of a program into multiple distinct execution jobs that may each be executed on a distinct computing node, such as in a parallel manner with each execution job using a distinct subset of input data for the program. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/10/18 / #20180129495

Elastic application framework for deploying software

Software is deployed to, and executed at, one or more computing devices in a computing system based on current conditions in the computing system and the capabilities of the different computing devices to handle the software. A request to run a software process calls a manager which determines an optimal place to run the software process. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/10/18 / #20180129417

Dynamic data set replica management

Systems and methods dynamically manage replicas of data sets. A collection of data stores is used to redundantly store one or more replicas of one or more data sets. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/10/18 / #20180127209

Item retrieval using a robotic drive unit

Disclosed are various embodiments that may facilitate transferring an item to a receptacle using a tiltable floor and a robotic drive unit. The robotic drive unit moves along a travel path to be proximate to a receptacle. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180124056

Immediate pollcy effectiveness in eventually consistent systems

Policy changes are propagated to access control devices of a distributed system. The policy changes are given immediate effect without having to wait for the changes to propagate through the system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121875

Delivery prediction automation and risk mitigation

In some examples, a delivery service may receive a delivery assistance request associated with the delivery of a package to a customer address by a delivery associate. In response, the delivery service may send a delivery assistance response to a delivery associate device of the delivery associate. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121523

Selecting supplemental content for inclusion in a search results page

Disclosed are various embodiments that involve selecting supplemental content. A compatibility rule is determined to require supplemental content from a first content provider to be a predetermined minimum distance from supplemental content from a second content provider. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121254

Dynamic management of data stream processing

A stream management system may implement dynamic management of a data stream. Utilization data of different partitions of a data stream may be tracked. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/03/18 / #20180121245

Endpoint management system and virtual compute system

A system for integrating an endpoint management system and a virtual compute system is provided. The system may be configured to receive a first request to execute a proxy application programming interface (api) associated with a first resource of a plurality of resources maintained by the endpoint management system, determine, based at least in part on the first request and the proxy api, an api mapping definition associated with the proxy api, output a second request to execute a program code on the virtual compute system based on the api mapping definition associated with the proxy api, wherein the second request contains information associated with the first resource, receive a first response from the virtual compute system, wherein the first response contains information regarding the first resource, and output a second response based on the first response received from the virtual compute system.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109610

Automatic scaling of resource instance groups within compute clusters

A service provider may apply customer-selected or customer-defined auto-scaling policies to a cluster of resources (e.g., virtualized computing resource instances or storage resource instances in a mapreduce cluster). Different policies may be applied to different subsets of cluster resources (e.g., different instance groups containing nodes of different types or having different roles). ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/19/18 / #20180109553

Mitigating network attacks

Systems and methods are described that enable the mitigation of network attacks directed to specific sets of content on a content delivery system. A set of content targeted in the attack may be identified based at least in part on a combination of network addresses to which attacked-related packets are transmitted. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107706

Determining the state of data in database applications

Techniques for determining the state of data in database applications are described herein. Changes made to a first entry in a database table are recorded and an aggregate change is determined based at least in part on a data type of a second entry associated with the first entry. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107704

Reducing i/o operations for on-demand demand data page generation

A data store maintaining data may implement reducing input/output (i/o) operations for on-demand data page generation. Log records may be maintained for data pages of data describing changes to the data pages. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/19/18 / #20180107660

System, method and apparatus for organizing photographs stored on a mobile computing device

An image organizing system for organizing and retrieving images from an image repository residing on a mobile device is disclosed. The image organizing system includes a mobile computing device including an image repository. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/19/18 / #20180105363

Robotic item sortation and optimization along the vertical axis

Disclosed are various embodiments for robotic item sortation and optimization along the vertical axis in a conveyor-based system. A robotic system may be mounted above or adjacent to a conveyor system that moves items along a conveyor belt or similar device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103298

Broadcaster tools for interactive shopping interfaces

Disclosed are various embodiments of broadcaster tools configured to manage and control interactive shopping interfaces presented in connection with a live video stream. A broadcaster user interface is generated that includes the live video stream. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/12/18 / #20180103066

Providing fine-grained access remote command execution for virtual machine instances in a distributed computing environment

A selection of a document that includes a command and a parameter is received, and a user is caused to be associated with a policy that grants permission to execute the document. A request is received, from a requestor, to execute the document, the request including a parameter value, and the requestor is determined to be the user associated with the policy. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/12/18 / #20180102905

Short-duration digital certificate issuance based on long-duration digital certificate validation

A certificate authority service receives a request to issue a long-duration digital certificate from an entity for validation purposes between the entity and the service. Upon issuance of the long-duration digital certificate, the entity submits a request to the service for issuance of a short-duration digital certificate that includes a shorter validity period than the long-duration digital certificate. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/12/18 / #20180101991

Blended reality systems and methods

Systems and methods are provided for generating a blended reality view to a user, the blended reality view combining images reflected by a mirror with images transmitted from a screen behind the mirror. Systems for generating blended reality views can include a display device with a screen positioned behind a mirror. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/12/18 / #20180101494

Presenting multiple endpoints from an enhanced pci express endpoint device

A system that provides virtualized computing resources to clients or subscribers may include an enhanced pcie endpoint device on which an emulation processor emulates pcie compliant hardware devices in software. In response to receiving a transaction layer packet that includes a transaction directed to an emulated device, the endpoint device may process the transaction, which may include emulating the target emulated device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/12/18 / #20180101431

Eventually durable redundancy encoded data storage

Techniques for making storage of data objects eventually durable using redundancy encoding are described herein. Data objects are stored in a first set of data storage devices with a first durability. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/12/18 / #20180099745

Unmanned aerial vehicle protective frame configuration

This disclosure describes a configuration of an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) that includes a frame that provides both structural support for the uav and protection for foreign objects that may come into contact with the uav. The uav may have any number of lifting motors. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097893

Cross-device synchronization system for account-level information

Features are disclosed for synchronizing information across various devices, and using the synchronized information during subsequent content interactions. Devices may receive and/or store information, such as cookies or other account-level information, in connection with content interactions, such as content page retrieval, application execution, and the like. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097864

Request-based encoding for streaming content portions

Systems and methods are described to enable request-driven encoding of content portions to be played back as part of a content stream. A content stream can represent multiple types of content, each initially encoded according to different formatting parameters. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097831

Network addresses with encoded dns-level information

Systems and methods are described to enable a dns service to encode information into a network address to be advertised by the dns service. Information encoded by a dns service may include, for example, an identifier of a content set to which the network address corresponds (e.g., a domain name) and validity information, such as a digital signature, that verifies the validity of the network address. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097812

Developer based document collaboration

Organizations maintain and generate large amounts of documentation and entities of these organizations often need to collaborate on generating and reviewing this information. There is a need to maintain and store this documentation remotely in such a way that the entities of these organizations may collaborate with each other. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097792

Tracking user activity for digital content

High conversion rate content can be displayed with primary content from one or more publishers in order to determine whether the content is being displayed to human users or provided to automated processes such as robots. Convertible content such as advertising will generally result in conversions or other actions within an expected range of occurrences. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097634

Encrypted network addresses

Systems and methods are described to enable a dns service to encode information into a network address to be advertised by the dns service. Information encoded by a dns service may include, for example, an identifier of a content set to which the network address corresponds (e.g., a domain name) and validity information, such as a digital signature, that verifies the validity of the network address. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180097631

Digitally signed network addresses

Systems and methods are described to enable a dns service to encode information into a network address to be advertised by the dns service. Information encoded by a dns service may include, for example, an identifier of a content set to which the network address corresponds (e.g., a domain name) and validity information, such as a digital signature, that verifies the validity of the network address. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096689

Speech recognition power management

Power consumption for a computing device may be managed by one or more keywords. For example, if an audio input obtained by the computing device includes a keyword, a network interface module and/or an application processing module of the computing device may be activated. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096497

Image validation

Systems and methods are described for providing an image validation module. The image validation mobile enables capture, enhancement, validation, and upload of a digital image to a networked computing service, applying criteria that correspond to image validation criteria used by the networked computing service. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096440

Restaurant specific personalization

Personalizing recommendations for users based at least in part on learning user patterns that are specific to individual entities is described. A service provider may determine data associated with interactions between users and an entity and may determine, based on the data, patterns associated with a user of the users and the entity. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096290

Sharing inventory between ordering channels

Techniques for generating a decision to store units of an item may be provided. The units of the item may be offered from a network-based resource. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096288

Pre-packed shipment transformable to inventory receptacle for distributor

An inventory receptacle can include a body that includes a plurality of walls arranged to at least partially bound a storage volume. A computer-readable identifier connected with the body may be associated with an electronically-stored record about items registered as being present in the storage volume. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096287

Re-routing a delivery agent to improve the efficiency of transporting packages

A method that improves utilization of the full capacity of a delivery agent is disclosed. Initially the method may determine an arrival time for a delivery agent to arrive at a destination. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096163

Immutable cryptographically secured ledger-backed databases

A database table, such as may be implemented by a non-relational database, is provided to present information and states associated with that information as memorialized in a cryptographically secured ledger. The semantics of the database table elements, as well as the relationships between various objects therein, may be defined and/or enforced by a schema, a database engine, and/or an application layer. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180096025

Local business and product search system and method

Computer implemented systems and methods are described that enable customers to search for a product, and obtain a list of retail locations that are likely to provide that product without any need for any specific information about the stock or products held by that retailer.. . ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095774

Virtual machines controlling separate subsets of programmable hardware

In a multi-tenant environment, separate virtual machines can be used for configuring and operating different subsets of programmable integrated circuits, such as a field programmable gate array (fpga). The programmable integrated circuits can communicate directly with each other within a subset, but cannot communicate between subsets. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095680

Physical media aware spacially coupled journaling and replay

An indirection mapping data structure can maintain a mapping between logical block addresses used by a host computer and physical data storage locations on a solid state drive. Changes to the indirection mapping data structure can be stored in journals. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095670

Controlling access to previously-stored logic in a reconfigurable logic device

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for securely erasing partitions of reconfigurable logic devices such as fpgas in a multi-tenant server environment. In one example, a method of securely erasing an fpga includes identifying one partition of previously-programmed resources in the fpga, erasing the identified partition by storing new values in memory or storage elements of the identified partition, and storing new values in memory or storage elements of additional external resources electrically connected to the integrated circuit and associated with the identified partition. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180094966

Generating load characteristic information based on sensor data

A variety of types of sensors may be placed in or on an interior or exterior surface of a vehicle. The sensors may capture various kinds of data such as time-of-flight data, weight data, image data, and so forth. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093770

Unmanned aerial vehicle configuration for extended flight and heat dissipation

This disclosure describes a configuration of an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) that will facilitate extended flight duration. The uav may have any number of lifting motors. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091621

Device gateway

A computing environment is disclosed that receives from devices requests directed toward services accessible in the environment, and that forwards communications from services in the environment to devices registered with the environment. During a registration process at the environment, devices are assigned a device identifier that is used to identify and authenticate each particular device and requests communicated from and to the device via the environment. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091583

Multi-party updates to distributed systems

Multi-party updates may be performed for distributed systems. An agreement request may be received that proposes updates to a distributed system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091514

Media asset access control system

An asset storage server is provided herein that assigns related files to an asset name and assigns permissions to the asset name such that related files with unrelated names can be assigned permissions independent of the file naming convention and without requiring a user to individually set the permissions of each file. The asset storage server may also generate modified versions of original file names and index a distributed object store based on the modified versions such that related files with related names are not listed in the same partition of the distributed object store. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091484

Logic repository service using encrypted configuration data

The following description is directed to a logic repository service. In one example, a method of a logic repository service can include receiving a first request to generate configuration data for configurable hardware using a specification for application logic of the configurable hardware. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091413

Network health data aggregation service

Respective network metrics sets corresponding to one or more data sources are examined at a network health manager. Network health states corresponding to one or more endpoint pair categories are determined based on the analysis of the network metric sets. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091401

Programmatic interfaces for network health information

A request to obtain network health information pertaining to a client account of a provider network is received via a programmatic interface. Respective sets of network metrics are obtained from several data sources of the provider network, and a respective network health state descriptor is generated for one or more resource sets associated with the client account. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091394

Filtering network health information based on customer impact

An occurrence of a network health impairment event associated with a service of a provider network is detected using metrics corresponding to one or more data sources. Based on an analysis of a list of services being utilized on behalf of a customer, a determination is made that the probability of a negative impact of the impairment on an application of the customer is below a threshold. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091392

Visualization of network health information

A determination is made that a graphical representation of network health state information pertaining to a client account of a provider network is to be provided. Using respective network metrics groups corresponding to several data sources, a network health state descriptor corresponding to a resource associated with the client account is generated. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091391

Device state management

A computing environment is disclosed that receives from devices requests directed toward services accessible in the environment, and that forwards communications from services in the environment to devices registered with the environment. During a registration process at the environment, devices are assigned a device identifier that is used to identify and authenticate each particular device and requests communicated from and to the device via the environment. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180091375

Event-based data path detection

A method and apparatus for path detection are disclosed. In the method and apparatus, a data path may link two path-end nodes in a network. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180090174

Video generation of project revision history

Disclosed are various embodiments for generating video content illustrating the iterative development of a project according to the different versions of the project. Versions of unrendered code are obtained from a version control system repository. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089780

Server-side, variable drive health determination

The relative health of data storage drives may be determined based, at least in some aspects, on data access information and/or other drive operation information. In some examples, upon receiving the operation information from a computing device, a health level of a drive may be determined. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089608

Systems and methods for managing delivery routes

According to one or more embodiments of the disclosure, a method is provided. The method may include periodically determining one or more delivery routes associated with a delivery station. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089474

Container holding fixtures

Apparatuses, systems, and methods are described that relate to location-based indications. An apparatus may include a frame, a sensing device, and a computing device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089343

Logic repository service

The following description is directed to a logic repository service. In one example, a method of a logic repository service can include receiving a first request to generate configuration data for configurable hardware using a specification for application logic of the configurable hardware. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089299

Different hierarchies of resource data objects for managing system resources

Resource data objects describing resources in a system may be maintained in multiple different hierarchies for applying policies to manage the resources. Lookup requests may access the different hierarchies to determine which policies are applicable to a given resource based on the policies identified in each of the hierarchies. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089250

Atomic application of multiple updates to a hierarchical data structure

Multiple edits to a hierarchical data structure may be atomically applied. A request to perform modifications with respect to a portion or the entire hierarchical data structure may be received. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089249

Remote policy validation for managing distributed system resources

Distributed system resources may be managed by applying user created policies to the resources. To ensure that valid policies are applied, remote validation for the policies may be implemented. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089183

System for optimizing access to an indexed database

An asset storage server is provided herein that assigns related files to an asset name and assigns permissions to the asset name such that related files with unrelated names can be assigned permissions independent of the file naming convention and without requiring a user to individually set the permissions of each file. The asset storage server may also generate modified versions of original file names and index a distributed object store based on the modified versions such that related files with related names are not listed in the same partition of the distributed object store. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089132

Configurable logic platform

The following description is directed to a configurable logic platform. In one example, a configurable logic platform includes host logic and a reconfigurable logic region. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089119

Configurable logic platform with multiple reconfigurable regions

The following description is directed to a configurable logic platform. In one example, a configurable logic platform includes host logic and a plurality of reconfigurable logic regions. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180089005

Generating an application programming interface

A technology is provided for generating a customized application program interface (api) in a service provider environment. A model is created of computing resources and data hosted by a service provider environment. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088993

Managed container instances

Techniques for instantiating container instances from a pool of available container instances are described herein. An instance type is determined from a container description such that the instance type satisfies the resource parameters in the container description. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088992

Intermediate host integrated circuit between virtual machine instance and customer programmable logic

A multi-tenant environment is described with configurable hardware logic (e.g., a field programmable gate array (fpga)) positioned on a host server computer. For communicating with the configurable hardware logic, an intermediate host integrated circuit (ic) is positioned between the configurable hardware logic and virtual machines executing on the host server computer. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088964

Resource configuration based on dynamic group membership

Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for resource configuration based on dynamic group membership are disclosed. An association between a group of computing resources and an intended state is stored. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088930

Updating code within an application

Disclosed are various embodiments for providing updateable code to a software library executed in a client device. Updateable code includes scripting language code and potentially other content employed by a software library invoked by an application executed by a client device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088804

Virtualizing non-volatile storage at a peripheral device

A peripheral device may implement storage virtualization for non-volatile storage devices connected to the peripheral device. A host system connected to the peripheral device may host one or multiple virtual machines. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088270

Lightguide assembly for electronic display

A display device using specular reflection, such as an electrowetting display, includes a lightguide having internal optics that direct light propagating through the lightguide onto a reflective surface of the display device so that the light is reflected at an angle that improves the illumination and/or contrast ratio of an image displayed to a viewer. Various cavity shapes for the internal optics provide different manufacturing and operation efficiencies.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088174

Extracting debug information from fpgas in multi-tenant environments

Methods and apparatus are disclosed for programming reconfigurable logic devices such as fpgas in a multi-tenant server environment. In one example, a computing host includes one or more processors configured to execute a supervisor process and two or more user processes and a single fpga integrated circuit configured into a plurality of partitions. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180088063

Thermographic inspection process for composite vehicle and components

Methods for detecting irregularities in a composite vehicle can include cooling the composite vehicle to a substantially uniform first temperature, heating a surface of the composite vehicle to a second temperature that is higher than the first temperature, and obtaining temperature data from the composite vehicle after the surface has been heated. An irregularity in the composite vehicle is detected based on the temperature data.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180087967

Automated thermographic inspection for composite structures

Methods for detecting irregularities in a composite structure can include obtaining temperature data from a surface of the composite structure while the composite structure undergoes a thermal change. An irregularity in the composite structure is detected based on the temperature data.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180086561

Wedge based lifting device and system

Features are disclosed for a mobile drive unit and systems including mobile drive units that eliminate the need for dedicated lifting motors. The mobile drive unit arrangements described leverage existing motors used to drive the rolling elements (e.g., wheels) of the mobile drive unit to perform the lifting. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/29/18 / #20180086531

Food packaging with multi-layer structure

Packaging for a food item can comprise a container configured to contain a food item, at least a portion of the container comprising a multi-layer structure configured to protect the food item against damage during transit from a fulfillment center to a delivery location. The multi-layer structure can comprise a first layer of fluid resistant material, a second layer comprising pliable pockets filled with a fluid medium, and a third layer of polymer material, wherein the first layer, the second layer, and the third layer are laminated together to form the multi-layer structure. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180084665

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180084664

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 patch panel assembly includes brackets that articulate into out of the volume of space in the rack in which the patch panel assembly is mounted to allow access to patch cable connectors coupled in the brackets of the patch panel assembly.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180084032

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083929

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083872

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 resource instances provisioned in the client's virtual network via links from the private ip address space of the virtual network to the private ip address space of the provider network. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083836

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083503

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). ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083495

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082244

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082162

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 floor. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082127

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180081882

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180079626

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180079497

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077420

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077350

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 winglets of the perimeter frame. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077261

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 or more computing devices. The digital content provider may use these user profiles, as well as other external information, to identify one or more customers that are to receive the digital content. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075054

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 on a distributed storage system having a plurality of storage servers. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074818

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074504

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180072499

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180070475

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069844

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069840

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180068486

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180068261

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 other information can be determined based on the gesture.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180068143

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180068139

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 or otherwise combined in a unique manner using a binding agent, e.g., a sheet of shrink wrap, a rubber band, or any other materials. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067951

Computer-implemented object management via tags

Systems and methods are provided for managing objects. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067822

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067790

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067662

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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 to the lease requestor based, at least in part, on a selection weight associated with each producer system that the leasing agent is assigned. ... 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. ... 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 service provider with a respective unique network address from a pool of network addresses. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 current copy of the data group stored at a remote data source system, obtaining from the remote data source system information about differences between the cached copy and the current copy and instructions associated with the identified differences, modifying, by the configured server computing system, the cached copy to include the identified differences in accordance with the received instructions, and providing, by the configured server computing system, the modified cached copy of the requested data group to the client in response to the client request.. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060129

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 termination policies can be utilized by an automatic scaling service when managing the resources in a multitenant shared resource computing environment, such as a cloud computing environment.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180058739

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180057167

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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 to the server via the data network and the server determining the voice commands included in the audio data. ... 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. ... 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 network transit centers on the provider network at which virtual ports may be established and configured, virtual peerings between private networks may be requested and, if accepted, established, and routing information for the peerings may be specified and exchanged. ... Amazon Technologies Inc








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