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Adhesive/sealing material for an electrowetting device

Subject matter disclosed herein relates to improving a contact diameter of an adhesive/sealing material on surfaces of substrates by altering rheological properties of the adhesive/sealing material. An electrowetting display device comprises a first substrate and a second substrate, a first fluid and a second fluid disposed between the first substrate... Amazon Technologies Inc

Validity map-based tracking of user data updates

A method and apparatus is disclosed for utilizing a validity map to indicate whether an overwriting data portion of user data is received. In the method and apparatus, a plurality of data portions of user data are received, whereby each data portion of the plurality of data portion may overwrite... Amazon Technologies Inc

Keyword detection modeling using contextual information

Features are disclosed for detecting words in audio using contextual information in addition to automatic speech recognition results. A detection model can be generated and used to determine whether a particular word, such as a keyword or “wake word,” has been uttered. The detection model can operate on features derived... Amazon Technologies Inc

Architecture for multi-domain natural language processing

Features are disclosed for processing a user utterance with respect to multiple subject matters or domains, and for selecting a likely result from a particular domain with which to respond to the utterance or otherwise take action. A user utterance may be transcribed by an automatic speech recognition (“ASR”) module,... Amazon Technologies Inc

Dialog management with multiple applications

Features are disclosed for performing functions in response to user requests based on contextual data regarding prior user requests. Users may engage in conversations with a computing device in order to initiate some function or obtain some information. A dialog manager may manage the conversations and store contextual data regarding... Amazon Technologies Inc

Validating using an offload device security component

Generally described, physical computing devices in a virtual network can be configured to host a number of virtual machine instances. The physical computing devices can be operably coupled with offload devices. In accordance with an aspect of the present disclosure, a security component can be incorporated into an offload device.... Amazon Technologies Inc

Using virtual networking devices to manage routing information

Techniques are described for providing managed virtual computer networks that have a configured logical network topology with virtual networking devices, such as by a network-accessible configurable network service, with corresponding networking functionality provided for communications between multiple computing nodes of the virtual computer network by emulating functionality that would be... Amazon Technologies Inc

System and routing service requests

A computer-implemented method routes service requests to services in a service framework provided by a plurality of hosts. The method comprises receiving a service request for a service in the service framework and discovering a plurality of candidate hosts that host the service. The plurality of candidate hosts are a... Amazon Technologies Inc

Shelf-mounted modular computing unit

A system for performing computing operations includes a rack, one or more shelves coupled to the rack, and two or more computing modules. Each computing module may include a chassis, one or more circuit board assemblies in a primarily vertical orientation, and one or more hard disk drives in a... Amazon Technologies Inc

Constructing social networks using monitored game play

Features are described to use data from game play to construct social networks of users. For example determining that a user played a game with a certain player, a certain number of times, can indicate compatibility between the user and the player. The compatibility may suggest the potential for a... Amazon Technologies Inc

Method of controlling an electrowetting element with stable fluid configurations

Apparatus and a related method of controlling an electrowetting element of the apparatus. Display effect data is received which is indicative of a requested display effect for two electrowetting elements. Based on the display effect data, one of the electrowetting elements is switched to either: a state with a first... Amazon Technologies Inc

Electrowetting element with shaped support plate surface portion

An electrowetting element comprises a first fluid and a second fluid. A support plate surface has a first surface portion lying in a first plane, and a second surface portion lying in a second plane different from the first plane. The second surface portion comprises a first side, a second... Amazon Technologies Inc

Time-based device interfaces

A user interface on a computing device can utilize a calendar bar with various portions of the interface, such as a lock screen and home or application screens. The calendar bar can enable the user to view upcoming appointments and determine how much the user has before those appointments. The... Amazon Technologies Inc

Memory allocation techniques at partially-offloaded virtualization managers

An offloaded virtualization management component of a virtualization host receives an indication from a hypervisor of a portion of main memory of the host for which memory allocation decisions are not to be performed by the hypervisor. The offloaded virtualization management component assigns a subset of the portion to a... Amazon Technologies Inc

On-demand network code execution with cross-account aliases

Systems and methods are described for utilizing cross-account access to tasks on an on-demand code execution environment or other distributed code execution environment to implement an application programming interface (API) on a network-accessible service. An on-demand code execution environment can utilize pre-initialized virtual machine instances to enable execution of user-specified... Amazon Technologies Inc

Adjusting variable limit on concurrent code executions based on communication between frontends

Systems and methods are described for adjusting a number of concurrent code executions allowed to be performed for a given user on an on-demand code execution environment or other distributed code execution environments. Such environments utilize pre-initialized virtual machine instances to enable execution of user-specified code in a rapid manner,... Amazon Technologies Inc

Performance variability reduction using an opportunistic hypervisor

An opportunistic hypervisor determines that a guest virtual machine of a virtualization host has voluntarily released control of a physical processor. The hypervisor uses the released processor to identify and initiate a virtualization management task which has not been completed. In response to determining that at least a portion of... Amazon Technologies Inc

On-demand network code execution with cross-account aliases

Systems and methods are described for managing cross-account access to tasks on an on-demand code execution environment or other distributed code execution environment. Such environments utilize pre-initialized virtual machine instances to enable execution of user-specified code in a rapid manner, without delays typically caused by initialization of the virtual machine... Amazon Technologies Inc

Adjusting variable limit on concurrent code executions

Systems and methods are described for adjusting a number of concurrent code executions allowed to be performed for a given user on an on-demand code execution environment or other distributed code execution environments. Such environments utilize pre-initialized virtual machine instances to enable execution of user-specified code in a rapid manner,... Amazon Technologies Inc

Network-accessible data volume modification

A user can set or modify operational parameters of a data volume stored on a network-accessible storage device in a data center. For example, the user may be provided access to a data volume and may request a modification to the operational parameters of the data volume. Instead of modifying... Amazon Technologies Inc

Transaction ordering

Nodes of a database service may receive a read request to perform a read of a record stored by the database service and a transaction request to perform a transaction to the record. First and second indications of time may be associated with the read and transaction, respectively. A potential... Amazon Technologies Inc

Turing test via failure

Current CAPTCHA tests are designed to be difficult for a bot and simple for a human-user to answer; however, as artificial intelligence improves, bots are more capable of using techniques such as optical character recognition to resolve current CAPTCHAs in similar manners as human-users. By providing a CAPTCHA challenge from... Amazon Technologies Inc

Secure booting of virtualization managers

A multi-phase boot operation of a virtualization manager at a virtualization host is initiated at an offload card. In a first phase of the boot, a security key stored in a tamper-resistant location of the offload card is used. In a second phase, firmware programs are measured using a security... Amazon Technologies Inc

Electrowetting element with stable fluid configurations

Apparatus comprising an electrowetting element with a first fluid and a second fluid immiscible with the first fluid. A support plate has a surface with a first surface portion lying in a first plane and overlapping a first electrode, and a second surface portion lying in a second plane different... Amazon Technologies Inc

Network-accessible data volume modification

A user can set or modify operational parameters of a data volume stored on a network-accessible storage device in a data center. For example, the user may be provided access to a data volume and may request a modification to the operational parameters of the data volume. Instead of modifying... Amazon Technologies Inc

Secure transfer and use of secret material in a shared environment

Aspects related to the secure transfer and use of secret material are described. In one embodiment, an encrypted secret key and encrypted revocation data are imported into a trusted execution environment and decrypted with private provider and vendor keys. In this manner, a provider of cryptographic processes is not exposed... Amazon Technologies Inc

Multi-factor authentication to access services

A technology is provided for using a multi-factor authentication process to access services in a computing service environment. One or more policies can be defined for allowing access to one or more services and/or resources associated with a service provider environment according to an authenticated identity. A device, detected by... Amazon Technologies Inc

Performance-based content delivery

Systems and methods for performance-based content delivery are disclosed. A performance management service can define client performance categories based on performance data regarding content requesting, delivery and rendering, and thereby enable content providers to generate or update content based on characteristics of different performance categories in order to improve user... Amazon Technologies Inc

System and automated call distribution

Aspects of systems and methods for maintaining and operating agent nodes are provided. In some embodiments, calls, contacts, and other work units may be routed to individual customer service agents via a centralized queue based on a variety of factors. Some embodiments may provide market-based call pricing and customer service... Amazon Technologies Inc

Unobtrusively enhancing video content with extrinsic data

The playback of video content upon a display is enhanced through the unobtrusive presentation of extrinsic data upon the same display. A video content feature is rendered on a display. A quantity of extrinsic data relevant to a current time in the video content feature is determined based at least... Amazon Technologies Inc

Modular data center without active cooling

A modular computing system for a data center includes one or more data center modules including rack computer systems. An electrical module is coupled to the data center modules and provides electrical power to computer systems in the data center modules. The data center modules do not include any internal... Amazon Technologies Inc

Automated item singulation

Described are systems, methods, and apparatus for automated item singulation. The system includes a singulation station in which a plurality of different type items may be transitioned onto a singulation table. The singulation table activates and the movement of the singulation table causes the items to de-shingle, separate in distance... Amazon Technologies Inc

Amorphous silicon layer as optical filter for thin film transistor channel

A display device includes a first support plate and a pixel region over the first support plate. A thin film transistor (TFT) structure is disposed over the first support plate and associated with the pixel region. The TFT structure includes a first metal layer over the first support plate. The... Amazon Technologies Inc

Use of multi-scale fiducials by autonomously controlled aerial vehicles

Disclosed are various embodiments involving use of a multi-scale fiducial by an autonomously controlled aerial vehicle. A first image at a first location is captured, and a first fiducial at a first scale of a multi-scale fiducial is recognized within the first image. The autonomously controlled aerial vehicle is piloted... Amazon Technologies Inc

Detecting tap-based user input on a mobile device based on motion sensor data

A computing device can detect first and second device motions within a first time period. The first and second device motions may be separated by a second time period. The computing device can determine that the second time period is within a specified time range. The computing device can determine... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/28/17 / #20170371703

Asynchronous task management in an on-demand network code execution environment

Systems and methods are described for managing asynchronous code executions in an on-demand code execution system or other distributed code execution environment, in which multiple execution environments, such as virtual machine instances, can be used to enable rapid execution of user-submitted code. When asynchronous executions occur, a first execution may... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/28/17 / #20170371706

Asynchronous task management in an on-demand network code execution environment

Systems and methods are described for managing asynchronous code executions in an on-demand code execution system or other distributed code execution environment, in which multiple execution environments, such as virtual machine instances, can be used to enable rapid execution of user-submitted code. When asynchronous executions occur, one execution may become... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/28/17 / #20170371708

Automatic placement of virtual machine instances

A virtual computer system service receives a request from a customer to instantiate a virtual machine instance onto a computing device. The virtual computer system service obtains a set of preferences from the request that can be used for selecting the computing device from a variety of data zones. The... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/28/17 / #20170371724

Event-driven computing

A service manages a plurality of virtual machine instances for low latency execution of user codes. The service can provide the capability to execute user code in response to events triggered on various event sources and initiate execution of other control functions to improve the code execution environment in response... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/28/17 / #20170371728

Programmatic implementations generated from an api call log

Systems and methods for generating a programmatic implementation based on a set of recorded API calls. One example includes determining an interval of time during which actions made on an interface associated with a session user account are made, obtaining a set of records from an API call log that... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/28/17 / #20170371778

Reliable distributed messaging using non-volatile system memory

Methods and apparatus for reliable distributed messaging are described. A computer system includes a system memory coupled to one or more processors. The system memory comprises at least a non-volatile portion. A particular location within the non-volatile portion is designated as a target location to which a sender module participating... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/28/17 / #20170372065

Scanning kernel data structure characteristics

A method and apparatus for detecting kernel data structure tampering are disclosed. In the method and apparatus, a memory region of a computer system is scanned for one or more characteristics of a kernel data structure of an operating system kernel. It is then determined, based at least in part... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/28/17 / #20170372261

Delivery confirmation using overlapping geo-fences

Disclosed are approaches for using overlapping geo-fences to confirm delivery of a shipment. A first client computing device and a second client computing device may be in data communication with a server computing device. The server computing device may receive a delivery notification from the first client computing device. The... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/28/17 / #20170373833

Establishing entropy on a system

Servers in datacenters, mobile devices and virtualized servers without human interaction may experience difficulties in establishing entropy in a virtualized computing environment. Entropy is an important foundation for cryptography and a lack of entropy has led to weaknesses that can be used to break cryptographic systems in the past.... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/28/17 / #20170373840

Browser security module

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12/28/17 / #20170373932

Configuration discovery service data visualization

Configuration items of an environment for a client of a configuration discovery service are identified. A view category is selected for the target environment. A set of configuration items for which information regarding recent configuration changes is to be provided is identified. Data which can be used to display a... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/28/17 / #20170373933

Intelligent configuration discovery techniques

At a configuration discovery service, a unique service-side identifier is generated for a configuration item based on analysis of a data set obtained from a first data source. A determination is made that a second data set, which does not contain the service-side identifier and is obtained from a different... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/28/17 / #20170373935

Application migration system

At a network-accessible service, a request is received from a client to enable access by a migration facilitator to a configuration record collection of the client. A response to a migration candidate identification query is generated using the configuration record collection and transmitted to the facilitator. An indication of a... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/21/17 / #20170363860

Electrowetting display device with barrier structure

An electrowetting display device comprises a first support plate comprising a first electrode and a second support plate. A seal connects the first support plate to the second support plate. A first fluid and a second fluid, immiscible with the first fluid, are located between the first and second support... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/21/17 / #20170364221

Bookmark overlays for displayed content

Virtual bookmarks can be set in digital content to enable a user to quickly locate a portion of interest. A user can provide an input to enter into an overview mode wherein multiple pages of content are displayed concurrently. The user can navigate through the pages, and when a bookmarked... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/21/17 / #20170364384

Fast-booting application image

A method and apparatus for configuring an overlay network are provided. In the method and apparatus, an application source comprising an executable portion is obtained. A computer system instance is caused to execute at least some of the executable portion, and a snapshot of the computer system instance after partial... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/21/17 / #20170364411

Data replication snapshots for persistent storage using operation numbers

The present disclosure provides persistent storage for a master copy using operation numbers. A master copy can include a B-tree with references to corresponding data. When provisioning a slave copy, the master copy sends a point-in-time copy of the B-tree to the slave copy, which stores a copy of the... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/21/17 / #20170364543

Providing a distributed transaction information storage service

Techniques are described for providing a storage service that stores information about large numbers of transactions in a persistent manner, such as with a high degree of reliability, availability and scalability based at least in part on use of a distributed computing and storage system. In some situations, the transaction... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/21/17 / #20170364574

System and implementing a scalable data storage service

A system that implements a scalable data storage service may maintain tables in a non-relational data store on behalf of clients. The system may provide a Web services interface through which service requests are received, and an API usable to request that a table be created, deleted, or described; that... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/21/17 / #20170364720

Determining a location based on radio frequency identification (rfid) read events

Techniques for determining an item location based on multiple RFID parameters from multiple read events are described. In an example, a computer system may access a first read event. A first RFID reader located within a first zone may have generated the first read event at a first time. The... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/21/17 / #20170364843

Process visualization platform

This disclosure describes methods, apparatuses, and systems for providing visualizations of workflows. Data associated with successes and failures of individual components of workflows can be collected and aggregated to provide an overview of the operation of workflows, as well as allowing a software developer to troubleshoot operations of the workflow.... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/21/17 / #20170364863

Synchronization of digital content

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to the sharing of synchronization information corresponding to content among devices in a communication network. An originating device collects synchronization information related to the presentation of content to a user via the originating device. The synchronization information is defined according to reference points related... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/21/17 / #20170366458

Software interface layer of a mesh network device

Network hardware devices organized in a wireless mesh network (WMN) in which one network hardware devices includes a first radio and a second radio coupled to a processing device. The processing device receives a request from a client consumption device via the first radio and determines a destination for the... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/21/17 / #20170366501

Domain name service information propagation

A computing resource service receives a request from a customer to assign a domain name to a computing resource. The computing resource service may submit a query to a domain name system service to determine whether the domain name has been reserved for the customer. The domain name system service... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/21/17 / #20170366538

Validation for requests

A customer can demonstrate control over an element, such as a domain, by receiving a certificate from a certificate authority. The customer can utilize a device for sending a request relating to a specified domain and receiving a request token to be provided to a domain registry associated with the... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/21/17 / #20170366539

Validation for requests

A customer can demonstrate control over an element, such as a domain, by receiving a certificate from a certificate authority. After receiving a request for a certificate for a certain domain name, the certificate authority uses a public key cryptography protocol to generate a request for information regarding the domain... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/21/17 / #20170366551

Using transient processing containers for security authorization

Authorization decisions can be made in a resource environment using authorization functions which can be provided by customers, third parties, or other such entities. The functions can be implemented using virtual machine instances with one or more transient compute containers. This compute capacity can be preconfigured with certain software and... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/21/17 / #20170366566

Token based automated agent detection

Service providers may operate one or more services configured to detect requests generated by automated agents. A CAPTCHA may be transmitted in response to requests generated by automated agents. The CAPTCHAs may be included in a modal pop-up box configured to be displayed by a client application displaying a webpage... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/21/17 / #20170366956

Neighbor discovery and neighbor selection of mesh network devices in a mesh network

Network hardware devices organized in a wireless mesh network (WMN) in which one network hardware devices includes multiple radios. A processing device of a first network hardware device scans a channel of the first radio for access point (AP) beacon frames that each contains information identifying a mesh network device... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/21/17 / #20170366991

Mobile device test infrastructure

A mobile device test module enables a remote client to execute client-developed mobile device applications on a mobile device, via a communication network, to test application performance on the mobile device. The module includes a host compute board which establishes a device communication link, which can include a wireless link,... Amazon Technologies Inc

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12/14/17 / #20170354890

Sectional terrain editing

Techniques for sectional terrain editing are described herein. In some examples, terrain associated with at least part of a virtual area of a video game may be sectioned into a plurality of terrain sections. Each of the terrain sections may have one or more associated data collections that store terrain... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/14/17 / #20170357530

Optimization of task execution

Methods and systems for optimization of task execution are disclosed. A definition of a task is received. A plurality of parameter values for execution of the task are selected based on an execution history for a plurality of prior tasks performed for a plurality of clients. The plurality of parameter... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/14/17 / #20170357573

Data storage optimization for non-volatile memory

Non-volatile devices may be configured such that a clear operation on a single bit clears an entire block of bits. The representation of particular data structures may be optimized to reduce the number of clear operations required to store the representation in non-volatile memory. A data schema may indicate that... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/14/17 / #20170357698

Navigating an electronic item database via user intention

Disclosed are various embodiments for navigating an electronic item database by way of a user intention. A user interface is generated that presents a first result set of items from an electronic item database. The user interface includes one or more user interface components configured to elicit a user selection... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/14/17 / #20170357703

Dynamic partitioning techniques for data streams

A partitioning policy, comprising an indication of an initial mapping of data records of a stream to a plurality of partitions, is selected to distribute data records of a data stream among a plurality of nodes of a stream management service. Data ingestion nodes and storage nodes are configured according... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/14/17 / #20170357937

Automated detection of missing, obstructed, or damaged labels

Systems and methods for generating labels are described. A label having particular format and content can be affixed to a parcel depending upon its. Barcodes can be positioned adjacent to one or more of the borders of the label. If, during a shipping workflow, one or more of the barcodes... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/14/17 / #20170358099

Selectively paired imaging elements for stereo images

This disclosure describes a configuration of an aerial vehicle, such as an unmanned aerial vehicle (“UAV”), that includes a plurality of cameras that may be selectively combined to form a stereo pair for use in obtaining stereo images that provide depth information corresponding to objects represented in those images. Depending... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/14/17 / #20170358145

Object customization and accessorization in video content

A real-time video exploration (RVE) system that allows users to pause, step into, move through, and explore 2D or 3D modeled worlds of scenes in a video. The RVE system may allow users to select and manipulate objects within a scene, and to modify an object by adding or removing... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/14/17 / #20170359320

Authenticated device-based storage operations

Data storage operation commands are digitally signed to enhance data security in a distributed system. A data storage client and a compute-enabled data storage device may share access to a cryptographic key. The data storage client uses the cryptographic key to digitally sign commands transmitted to the data storage device,... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/14/17 / #20170359329

Malicious client detection based on usage of negotiable protocols

A destination server communicates with a computer system using cryptographically protected communications utilizing a first negotiable feature. The destination server detects a triggering event and, in response to the triggering event, causes the cryptographic protected communications with the computer system to change from the first negotiable feature to a second... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/14/17 / #20170359356

Permissions decisions in a service provider environment

Permissions can be delegated to enable access to resources associated with one or more different accounts, which might be associated with one or more different entities. Accordingly, approaches for delegating security rights and privileges for services and resources in an electronic and/or multi-tenant environment are provided. In particular, various embodiments... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/14/17 / #20170359384

Networking flow logs for multi-tenant environments

Computing resource service providers may provide computing resources to customers in a multi-tenant environment. These computing resources may be behind a firewall or other security device such that certain information does not reach the computing resources provided to the customer. A logging entity may be implemented on computer server operated... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/14/17 / #20170359413

Interfaces to manage last-mile connectivity for direct network peerings

Methods and apparatus for interfaces to manage last-mile connectivity and dynamic reconfiguration for direct network peerings. A system may include a data center, endpoint routers and a connectivity coordinator. The coordinator implements an interface defining connectivity operations. The coordinator receives a request for dedicated connectivity to data center resources, formatted... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/14/17 / #20170359515

Multi-sensor image stabilization techniques

An aerial vehicle may include a first sensor, such as a digital camera, having a lens or other component that includes a second sensor mounted thereto. Information or data, such as digital images, captured using the second sensor may be used to determine or predict motion of the lens, which... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/07/17 / #20170351462

Provisioning a slave for data storage using metadata with updated references

A slave storage is provisioned using metadata of a master B-tree and updates to references (e.g., offsets) pertaining to data operations of the master B-tree. Master-slave pairs can be used to provide data redundancy, and a master copy can include the master B-tree with references to corresponding data. When provisioning... Amazon Technologies Inc

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12/07/17 / #20170351648

Delivery and display of page previews using shadow dom

A content server retrieves the code and other content of a page and generates a preview of the page. The page preview could be an image that depicts a snapshot of the page, such as a screenshot, or an image map that includes links selectable by a user. The content... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/07/17 / #20170351995

Registration of destination identifiers

Disclosed are various embodiments for registration of destination identifiers to be used in lieu of geographic addresses. In one embodiment, a user specification of a destination identifier is received. It is determined that the destination identifier is available for registration. A user request is received to register the destination identifier... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/07/17 / #20170352075

Aggregation of operational data for merchandizing of network accessible services

An electronic service image marketplace for service images is provided that permits users to browse descriptions of service images implementing desired functionalities of a virtual machine image. The described service images may be further offered for purchase through the electronic service image marketplace. An operational data service, in communication with... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353394

Resource placement templates for virtual networks

With the advent of virtualization technologies, networks and routing for those networks can now be simulated using commodity hardware. For example, virtualization technologies can be adapted to allow a single physical computing machine to be shared among multiple virtual networks by providing one or more virtual machines simulated in software... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353395

Managing content delivery network service providers

A system, method, and computer readable medium for managing CDN service providers are provided. A network storage provider storing one or more resources on behalf of a content provider obtains client computing device requests for content. The network storage provider processes the client computing device requests and determines whether a... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353518

Catching up to the live playhead in live streaming

Techniques are described for reducing the delay between the live playhead of live streaming content and the client playhead of a client device consuming the live stream. In one technique, an increased playback speed is used by the media player on the client device so that the delay is gradually... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/07/17 / #20170353519

Catching up to the live playhead in live streaming

Techniques are described for reducing the delay between the live playhead of live streaming content and the client playhead of a client device consuming the live stream. In one technique, an increased playback speed is used by the media player on the client device so that the delay is gradually... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/30/17 / #20170344104

Object tracking for device input

Object tracking for device input can be improved by utilizing various tracking parameters to correlate objects between analyzed image frames. In some embodiments, relatively low resolution infrared cameras can be used for object tracking, in order to conserve resources on the device. Intensity segmentation can be used to identify potential... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/30/17 / #20170344513

Video encoding and decoding using parallel processors

A method is disclosed for the decoding and encoding of a block-based video bit-stream such as MPEG2, H.264-AVC, VC1, or VP6 using a system containing one or more high speed sequential processors, a homogenous array of software configurable general purpose parallel processors, and a high speed memory system to transfer... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/30/17 / #20170346638

Signing key log management

Cryptographic keys can include logging properties that enable those keys to be used only if the properties can be enforced by the cryptographic system requested to perform one or more actions using the keys. The logging property can specify how to log use of a respective key. A key can... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/30/17 / #20170346689

Using virtual networking devices and routing information to associate network addresses with computing nodes

Techniques are described for providing managed virtual computer networks that have a configured logical network topology with virtual networking devices, such as by a network-accessible configurable network service, with corresponding networking functionality provided for communications between multiple computing nodes of the virtual computer network by emulating functionality that would be... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/30/17 / #20170346819

Mutual authentication with symmetric secrets and signatures

A client and server negotiate a secure communication channel using a pre-shared key where the server, at the time the negotiation initiates, lacks access to the pre-shared key. The server obtains the pre-shared key from another server that shares a secret with the client. A digital signature or other authentication... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/30/17 / #20170347143

Providing supplemental content with active media

A user viewing a presentation of media content can obtain related supplemental content through the same or a different interface, on the same or a different device. A listener or other such component can attempt to detect information about the media, such as tags present in the media, the occurrence... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/30/17 / #20170347393

Automated mobile vehicle power management and relief planning

An automated mobile vehicle configured to autonomously provide coverage for inoperable infrastructure components at various locations. In accordance with disclosed implementations, a plurality of automated mobile vehicles are deployed to provide emergency lighting, a wireless network, audio, video, etc., at an indoor and/or outdoor event area.... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/30/17 / #20170347499

Free cooling in high humidity environments

A data center includes heat producing components and an air handling system that provides reduced relative humidity air to cool the heat producing components. The air handling system includes a thermal storage unit that removes thermal energy from incoming air under a given set of ambient air conditions and releases... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333789

System for providing access to game progress data

A game distribution platform includes a game submission interface through which a developer can submit a game. In some embodiments, when a developer submits a game using a game submission interface, the game distribution platform generates a loader for the game. The loader, when downloaded by a gaming device of... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/23/17 / #20170334546

Intentionally imbalancing propellers for performance and noise-shaping

Aerial vehicles may be operated with discrete sets of propellers, which may be selected for a specific purpose or on a specific basis. The discrete sets of propellers may be operated separately or in tandem with one another, and at varying power levels. For example, a set of propellers may... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337071

Offline volume modifications

A host computing device can include a host domain that includes an agent for configuring the operation and/or functionality of virtual machine instances and/or operating systems associated with the instances, which may be heterogeneous (i.e., running different operating systems than each other). One or more data volumes associated with the... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/23/17 / #20170337154

Storage lifecycle pipeline architecture

Methods and apparatus for a pipelined architecture for storage lifecycles are disclosed. A method includes identifying, during a transition candidate discovery iteration, storage objects of a multi-tenant service for which respective lifecycle transitions are to be scheduled, including a particular storage object identified as being a candidate for a particular... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/23/17 / #20170339114

Protecting content-stream portions from modification or removal

Systems and methods are described to enable delivery of streaming content while inhibiting or preventing removal, blocking, or skipping of portions within that streaming content. A content delivery system can generate a manifest indicating content portions that form the streaming content. Each content portion can be identified in the manifest... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/23/17 / #20170339158

Versatile autoscaling for containers

A scaling policy associated with a notification received by one or more computer systems is obtained. A first request is submitted, to a software container service, for a first current capacity of a resource. An amount by which to adjust a capacity of the resource is calculated, based at least... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/23/17 / #20170339196

Versatile autoscaling

In response to receipt of a notification from a third service, a scaling policy specified by a customer of a computing resource service provider to be associated with the notification is obtained, with the scaling policy including a set of parameters that includes an identity of a resource of a... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/23/17 / #20170339450

Automatic generation of network pages from extracted media content

Disclosed are various embodiments to extract portions of video or audio data from a media summary corresponding to a media content item available in a media content catalog according to one or more predefined rules. The extracted portions of video and audio data are used to generate one or more... Amazon Technologies Inc








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