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12/31/15 / #20150381976

Systems and methods for lens characterization

Methods and systems for analyzing camera lenses and presenting information regarding camera lenses performance are described. An interactive user interface is provided over a network for display on a user terminal by a computer system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150381709

Input/output management in a distributed strict queue

Methods and systems for implementing input/output management in a distributed strict queue are disclosed. A plurality of messages are distributed to a plurality of queue servers based on strict order parameters for the messages. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150381708

Failure management in a distributed strict queue

Methods and systems for implementing failure management in a distributed strict queue are disclosed. A plurality of messages are distributed to a plurality of queue servers based on strict order parameters for the messages. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150381549

Message batching in a distributed strict queue

Methods and systems for implementing message batching in a distributed strict queue are disclosed. A plurality of messages are distributed to a plurality of queue servers based on strict order parameters for the messages. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150381514

Multi-tiered processing using a distributed strict queue

Methods and systems for implementing multi-tiered processing in a distributed strict queue are disclosed. Original messages are dequeued from a first set of queues using a first layer of queue clients, each of which transforms a subset of the original messages into a transformed message and enqueues the transformed message into a second set of queues. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150381511

Client selection in a distributed strict queue

Methods and systems for implementing client selection in a distributed strict queue are disclosed. A plurality of messages are distributed to a plurality of queue servers based on strict order parameters for the messages. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150381506

Adding latency to improve perceived performance

Techniques described herein provide a system and methods for adding latency to improve the perceived performance of computing devices. For instance, the techniques may calculate transaction latencies for a given session based on the time between sending requests for content and receiving the requested content. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150381413

Geographic awareness in a distributed strict queue

Methods and systems for implementing geographic awareness in a distributed strict queue are disclosed. A plurality of queue servers are selected to receive a plurality of messages from a plurality of queue producers. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150380917

Power busway interposer

A power busway interposer enables a power busway assembly of energized busway segments to be extended, via coupling additional busway segments to the assembly, while maintaining energization of the assembly. As a result, a power busway assembly providing power support to electrical loads can be extended while maintaining power support to the electrical loads. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150380885

Busbar connection assembly

According to various embodiments, a datacenter busbar conductor may be inserted into an opening that is formed between a first conductor and a second conductor of a busbar connection assembly. The busbar connection assembly can be restricted from being removed from the opening that is formed between the first conductor and the second conductor. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379959

Automatic image-based recommendations using a color palette

Systems and methods are described that recommend images, items, and/or metadata based at least in part on a reference color palette or reference color name. A color name can be converted into a representation of the color name in a color space. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379876

Object avoidance for automated aerial vehicles

This disclosure describes an automated aerial vehicle that includes one or more object detection elements configured to detect the presence of objects and an avoidance determining element configured to cause the automated aerial vehicle to automatically determine and execute an avoidance maneuver to avoid the objects. For example, an object may be detected and an avoidance maneuver determined based on a position of the object and an object vector representative of a direction and a magnitude of velocity of the object.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379791

Wearable rfid devices with manually activated rfid tags

A wearable rfid device may include one or more manually activated rfid tags configured to transmit unique rfid signals in response to a manual activation thereof. Such wearable rfid devices may be worn about any aspect of a user's body, such as a hand, a wrist or an arm of the user, who may contact the manually activated rfid tag and transmit an rfid signal that is consistent with a particular action or instruction associated with a task. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379743

Image-based color palette generation

Systems and methods are provided for generating an image-based color palette based on a color image. A color palette can be a collection of representative colors each associated with a weight or other metadata. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379739

Automatic color palette based recommendations

Systems and methods are provided for generating color-based recommendations using color palette information. An indication may be received that a user is requesting a color-related recommendation, the indication associated with item information and color palette information, the color palette information corresponding to a first color palette. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379738

Automatic color palette based recommendations

Systems and methods are provided for determining whether certain color image metadata is accurate. A color image and associated color image metadata provided by a source for inclusion in an electronic catalog are accessed. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379733

Automatic image-based recommendations using a color palette

Systems and methods are described that recommend images, items, and/or metadata based at least in part on a reference color palette or reference color name. A color name can be converted into a representation of the color name in a color space. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379732

Automatic image-based recommendations using a color palette

Systems and methods are described that recommend images, items, and/or metadata based at least in part on a reference color palette or reference color name. A color name can be converted into a representation of the color name in a color space. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379731

Color name generation from images and color palettes

Systems and methods are provided for generating color names for colors corresponding to images and/or palettes. A color image is obtained, and one or more color palettes corresponding to the color image are identified. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379648

Mining of user event data to identify users with common interests

A computer-implemented matching service matches users to other users, and/or to user communities, based at least in part on a computer analysis of event data reflective of user behaviors. The event data may, for example, evidence user affinities for particular items represented in an electronic catalog, such as book titles, music titles, movie titles, and/or other types of items that tend to reflect the traits of users. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379608

Color based social networking recommendations

Systems and methods are provided for generating social networking recommendations. A color preference of a first user may be determined from a color palette of a first image associated with the user and/or a color palette of an item associated with the user. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379599

Fabrication of products on demand

Systems and methods are provided for fabricating products on demand. In some embodiments, a manufacturable model, which may include information about a three-dimensional representation of a product to be fabricated, is received by a user of an electronic system and may be validated by the electronic system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379459

Tracking transactions by confluences and sequences of rfid signals

An rfid device may include one or more manually activated rfid tags configured to transmit unique rfid signals in response to a manual activation thereof. A transaction may be defined upon receiving a confluence of multiple rfid signals at the same time, or at nearly the same time, at an rfid reader. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379430

Efficient duplicate detection for machine learning data sets

At a machine learning service, a determination is made that an analysis to detect whether at least a portion of contents of one or more observation records of a first data set are duplicated in a second set of observation records is to be performed. A duplication metric is obtained, indicative of a non-zero probability that one or more observation records of the second set are duplicates of respective observation records of the first set. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379429

Interactive interfaces for machine learning model evaluations

A first data set corresponding to an evaluation run of a model is generated at a machine learning service for display via an interactive interface. The data set includes a prediction quality metric. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379428

Concurrent binning of machine learning data

Variables of observation records to be used to generate a machine learning model are identified as candidates for quantile binning transformations. In accordance with a particular concurrent binning plan generated for a particular variable, a plurality of quantile binning transformations are applied to the particular variable, including a first transformation with a first bin count and a second transformation with a different bin count. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379427

Feature processing tradeoff management

At a machine learning service, a set of candidate variables that can be used to train a model is identified, including at least one processed variable produced by a feature processing transformation. A cost estimate indicative of an effect of implementing the feature processing transformation on a performance metric associated with a prediction goal of the model is determined. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379426

Optimized decision tree based models

During a training phase of a machine learning model, representations of at least some nodes of a decision tree are generated and stored on persistent storage in depth-first order. A respective predictive utility metric (pum) value is determined for one or more nodes, indicating expected contributions of the nodes to a prediction of the model. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379425

Consistent filtering of machine learning data

Consistency metadata, including a parameter for a pseudo-random number source, are determined for training-and-evaluation iterations of a machine learning model. Using the metadata, a first training set comprising records of at least a first chunk is identified from a plurality of chunks of a data set. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379424

Machine learning service

A machine learning service implements programmatic interfaces for a variety of operations on several entity types, such as data sources, statistics, feature processing recipes, models, and aliases. A first request to perform an operation on an instance of a particular entity type is received, and a first job corresponding to the requested operation is inserted in a job queue. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379423

Feature processing recipes for machine learning

A first representation of a feature processing recipe is received at a machine learning service. The recipe includes a section in which groups of variables on which common transformations are to be applied are defined, and a section in which a set of transformation operations are specified. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379347

Performing automated tasks based on visual cues

Visual cues may be provided for the purpose of triggering the performance of one or more actions associated with a given task. A visual cue may include one or more characters or other markings on any relevant surfaces, as well as naturally appearing edges, contours or outlines within an environment in which the visual cue is provided. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379317

Tracking transactions by confluences of rfid signals

Where an rfid reader receives multiple rfid signals at the same time, or at nearly the same time, from multiple rfid tags, a transaction may be defined. Information regarding the transaction may be stored in at least one data store. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379168

Techniques for simulating kinesthetic interactions

Sensor data is received from an electronic device, the sensor data corresponding to a kinesthetic interaction by a user with respect to an electronic presentation of an item offered in an electronic marketplace. A material simulation model associated with the item is obtained, as is metadata related to the item. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379117

Method and system for determining sets of variant items

Various embodiments of a method and system for determining sets of variant items are described. Various embodiments may include a system configured to generate multiple item pairs each corresponding to a particular item and another item determined to be similar to the particular item. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379100

Coordinated suspension of replication groups

A target commit sequence number (csn) to be used to synchronize state information pertaining to an application among nodes of a state replication group (srg) prior to a suspension of the srg's operations is identified. Each node stores a respective commit record set of the application. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379099

Distributed state management using dynamic replication graphs

A sequence of configuration-delta messages from a configuration manager of a replication graph established for replicating state information of an application is received at a particular node of the graph. Representations of the messages are stored in a local configuration change repository. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379072

Input processing for machine learning

A record extraction request for a data set is received at a machine learning service. A plan to perform one or more chunk-level operations (such as sampling, shuffling, splitting or partitioning for parallel computation) on chunks of the data set is generated. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379071

Fast color searching

Systems and methods are described to quickly search a data store based on one or more n-dimensional colors. The n-dimensional colors in the data store may be converted to interleaved integers and indexed. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379062

Multi-database log with multi-item transaction support

At a logging service, a representation of a transaction requested by a client is received. The transaction includes at least a first write operation directed to a data object at a first data store. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379050

Configurable-capacity time-series tables

Methods and apparatus for configurable-capacity time-series tables are disclosed. A schedule of database table management operations, including at least an operation to change a throughput constraint associated with a table in response to a triggering event, is generated. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379006

Automatic image-based recommendations using a color palette

Systems and methods are described that recommend images, items, and/or metadata based at least in part on a reference color palette or reference color name. A color name can be converted into a representation of the color name in a color space. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379005

Identifying data from keyword searches of color palettes

Systems and methods are described herein to determine data associated with color palettes identified from keyword searches. Color palettes may include colors determined by human color preferences. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379004

Identifying data from keyword searches of color palettes and keyword trends

Systems and methods are described herein to determine data associated with keyword searches of color palettes based at least in part on keyword trends. A keyword trend may include popular colors of color palettes associated with the keyword. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379003

Identifying data from keyword searches of color palettes and color palette trends

Systems and methods are described herein to determine data associated with color palettes identified from keyword searches. Color palettes may be searched by name or other data associated with the color palettes. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379002

Determining color names from keyword searches of color palettes

Systems and methods are described herein to determine data, including color names, associated with color palettes identified from keyword searches. Color palettes may be searched by name or other data associated with the color palettes. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379001

Automatic color validation of image metadata

Systems and methods are described that validate color information in metadata associated with an image. Color information associated with images, in metadata, may need to be validated because there may be mistakes in the metadata. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150379000

Generating visualizations from keyword searches of color palettes

Systems and methods are described herein to generate visualizations associated with color palettes identified from keyword searches. Color palettes may include colors determined by human color preferences. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150378999

Determining affiliated colors from keyword searches of color palettes

Systems and methods are described herein to determine data associated with affiliated color palettes identified from keyword searches of color palettes. Color palettes may be searched by name or other data associated with the color palettes. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150378991

Determining delay for language translation in video communication

Disclosed are various embodiments for translation of speech in a video messaging application. A segment of streaming video is decoded to separate the visual component from the audio component. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150378975

Attribute fill using text extraction

Systems and methods involve filling missing attribute values from unstructured text. A computing device may provide a plurality of items, such as an item catalog for an electronic marketplace. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150378796

Client control in a distributed strict queue

Methods and systems for implementing client control in a distributed strict queue are disclosed. A plurality of messages are distributed to a plurality of queue servers based on strict order parameters for the messages. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150378775

Log-based transaction constraint management

A transaction request is received at a log-based transaction manager, indicating a logical constraint to be satisfied before the corresponding transaction is committed. The transaction manager identifies a subset of transaction records stored in a persistent change log that are to be examined to evaluate the logical constraint. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150378774

Log-based concurrency control using signatures

A transaction request is received at a log-based transaction manager, indicating a conflict check delimiter and a read set descriptor indicative of one or more locations from which data is read during the requested transaction. Using the conflict check delimiter, a subset of transaction records stored in a particular persistent log to be examined for conflicts prior to committing the requested transaction is identified. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150378753

Rolling resource credits for scheduling of virtual computer resources

A network-based virtual computing resource provider may offer virtual compute instances that implement rolling resource credits for scheduling virtual computing resources. Work requests for a virtual compute instance may be received at a virtualization manager. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150378433

Detecting a primary user of a device

A device may identify a user among multiple individuals detected by comparing a physiological condition, such as a heart rate, of the multiple detected individuals as detected by a camera of the device with a physiological condition of a user of the device using different sensors. A heart rate may be detected by a camera by monitoring blood flow to an individual's face. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150378408

Redundant secondary power support system

A concurrently maintainable secondary power distribution system enables redundant secondary power support to electrical loads, which receive independent primary power support from separate primary power systems, via a secondary power busway. Separate bus ducts, each carrying power from a secondary power system, are coupled to opposite ends of the busway. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150378353

Three-dimensional watermark generation

Markers may be included in items manufactured on demand by a manufacturing apparatus. The markers in such marked items may be detected by a scanning apparatus, and information and/or instructions associated with printing three-dimensional objects can be provided based on the markers.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150378148

Method of manufacturing an electrowetting device

A method of manufacturing an electrowetting device including dispensing a fluid from a channel and onto a surface of a support plate. The channel is formed by a part of the surface of the support plate, an interface between the fluid and another fluid, and a further surface which is for example a surface of a roller.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150378147

Method of manufacturing an electrowetting device

A method of manufacturing an electrowetting device including forming a cavity between first and second support plates which narrows towards a constriction. The cavity is at least partly filled with second fluid to provide a reservoir for dispensing second fluid between the first and second support plates.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150378146

Pixel wall configuration for directing fluid flow for fabricating electrowetting displays

An apparatus for fabricating electronic displays comprises a glass substrate that includes pixel arrays formed on the glass substrate. Individual pixels of the pixel arrays include pixel walls to retain a first fluid, such as oil. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150378145

Methods and apparatuses for fabricating electrowetting displays

An apparatus for fabricating electronic displays comprises a glass substrate that includes pixel arrays formed on the glass substrate. Individual pixels of the pixel arrays include pixel walls to retain a first fluid, such as oil. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150375455

Three-dimensional scanning watermark

Markers may be included in items manufactured on demand by a manufacturing apparatus. The markers in such marked items may be detected by a scanning apparatus, and information and/or instructions associated with printing three-dimensional objects can be provided based on the markers.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150375103

Game session sharing

A game system in which game sessions involving player(s) may be recorded and saved as game records. A player or other entity may offer or market the game records to other players via one or more channels such as websites. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150375102

Spawning new timelines during game session replay

A game system in which game sessions involving one or more players may be recorded and saved as game records. A previously recorded game session may be selected and replayed. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/31/15 / #20150375101

Character simulation and playback notification in game session replay

A game system in which game sessions may be recorded and saved as game records. A previously recorded game session may be selected and replayed, and players may step into and assume control of respective game characters during the replay. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

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12/24/15 / #20150373881

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

12/24/15 / #20150372535

Power system reconfiguration with automatic transfer switch

Reconfiguring a power system for an electrical load includes establishing a secondary feed to an electrical load that is receiving power from a primary power source. A set of secondary feed lines is coupled between a donor power source and a power input to the electrical load such that the set of secondary feed lines is configured to supply power from the donor power source to the electrical load. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/24/15 / #20150371181

Fiducial markers with a small set of values

A system for managing inventory items includes a portable inventory holder and an unmanned drive unit configured to move the inventory holder between locations in an inventory facility. The inventory facility includes a plurality of uniquely identifiable fiducial markers having a small set of values distributed in a pattern. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/24/15 / #20150371142

Predicting next web pages

Techniques and solutions for predicting web pages are described. Web page prediction can be performed using prediction models, including aggregate prediction models and user-based prediction models. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/24/15 / #20150370883

Data interest estimation for n-dimensional cube computations

An online analytical processing system may comprise an n-dimensional cube partitioned into slices, in which each slice may represent data points at the intersections of fixed and variable dimensions. Computation of data points within a slice may be deferred. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/24/15 / #20150370882

Use of dependency graphs to dynamically update n-dimensional cubes

An online analytical processing system may comprise an n-dimensional cube structured using slice-based partitioning in which each slice comprises data points corresponding to a set of dimension values fixed across the slice and a set of dimension values allowed to vary. Slices may be partitioned and replicated across computing nodes. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/24/15 / #20150370881

Dynamic n-dimensional cubes for hosted analytics

An online analytical processing system may comprise an n-dimensional cube structured using slice-based partitioning in which each slice comprises one or more hierarchies of data points. A region of a hierarchy may be classified according to computational demands associated with the region. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/24/15 / #20150370872

Embeddable cloud analytics

An analytics module may be embedded into an application developed, published, or used by an entity in addition to the owner of the data under analysis. An access token may be submitted by the analytics module to a provider of hosted services. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/24/15 / #20150370795

Method and apparatus for stress management in a searchable data service

Method and apparatus for stress management in a searchable data service. The searchable data service may provide a searchable index to a backend data store, and an interface to build and query the searchable index, that enables client applications to search for and retrieve locators for stored entities in the backend data store. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/24/15 / #20150370407

Straight line gesture recognition and rendering

Techniques for determining whether touch-input gestures approximate straight lines and for animating a display with such gestures are described. The techniques determine a linear regression line for pixel locations comprising a gesture, determine distances of the pixel locations from the linear regression line, and render the set of pixel locations to the display based on the distances and a threshold.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/24/15 / #20150369500

Inverted exhaust plenum module

An inverted exhaust plenum module exhausts air from an enclosure into an ambient environment while mitigating airflow restrictions caused by ambient wind conditions, particularly headwinds impinging on exhaust vents. The plenum module includes wall elements that extend downwards from separate edges of two separate roof elements of the enclosure, forming a plenum between the wall elements that is open at the top. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/24/15 / #20150368078

Palletizing mobile drive units

An inventory system includes a pallet and a base for palletizing or unpalletizing a mobile drive unit. The pallet has a set of openings corresponding with features of the mobile drive unit. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365802

Automatically selecting alert modes based on location

Disclosed are various embodiments for automatically selecting alert modes for a mobile device based at least in part on the mobile device location. In one embodiment, a velocity of the mobile device is determined. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365462

Browsing session metric creation

A browsing process is directed to the generation and management of a browse session at a network computing provider. A client computing device requests a remote browse session instance at a network computing provider. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365394

Stateless and secure authentication

Authenticated requests can be sent without requiring the requests to include or potentially expose secret information used for the authentication process. A client device use a security credential such as a key to sign a request to be sent to a recipient. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/17/15 / #20150365345

Reduced bandwidth data uploading in data systems

Methods and apparatus for uploading data from a sender to a receiver. A data deduplication technique is described that may reduce the bandwidth used in uploading data from the sender to the receiver. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/17/15 / #20150364109

Architectures for input tracking

A tracking architecture is provided that enables data for gestures and head positions to be provided to both native and non-native clients on a computing device. A pipeline component can obtain the raw image data and sensor data and synchronize that data to be processed to determine, for example, location and/or motion data that may correspond to device input. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/17/15 / #20150363866

Electronic device for re-ordering items

In some cases, a method may include receiving electricity usage data from a re-ordering device and determining usage information for an appliance that is electrically connected to the re-ordering device based on the electricity usage data. The method may also include determining, based on the usage information and order history information for a customer, an estimated remaining quantity of an item that is associated with an appliance type of the appliance. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/17/15 / #20150363428

Location-based ranking

Disclosed are various embodiments for generating a location-based ranking for a set of measurements. Client devices located within a geographic area are identified. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/17/15 / #20150363303

Mobile and remote runtime integration

An application program may be analyzed to identify candidate classes or methods that may be executed using a remote computing node. Candidate classes or methods may be translocated to the remote computing node based on performance characteristics of the device on which the application program is running, the environment in which the device operates, and on the performance and availability of the remote computing node. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/17/15 / #20150363224

Mobile and remote runtime integration

An application program may be analyzed to identify candidate classes or methods that may be executed using a remote computing node. Candidate classes or methods may be translocated to the remote computing node based on performance characteristics of the device on which the application program is running, the environment in which the device operates, and on the performance and availability of the remote computing node. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/17/15 / #20150363124

System and method for data replication using a single master failover protocol

A system that implements a data storage service may store data on behalf of storage service clients. The system may maintain data in multiple replicas of various partitions that are stored on respective computing nodes in the system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/17/15 / #20150363012

Configurable active stylus devices

A stylus device is disclosed that is capable of changing its output so that it can communicate and function with a multitude of touch controllers of a computing device. In an aspect, the stylus device receives a message including the configuration information from the computing device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/17/15 / #20150362998

Motion control for managing content

Approaches are described for managing content via an electronic device. In particular, various embodiments enable single-handed approaches to adjusting content provided by a computing device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/17/15 / #20150362989

Dynamic template selection for object detection and tracking

Object tracking, such as may involve face tracking, can utilize different detection templates that can be trained using different data. A computing device can determine state information, such as the orientation of the device, an active illumination, or an active camera to select an appropriate template for detecting an object, such as a face, in a captured image. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358379

System and method for assignment and switching of content sources for a streaming content session

Various embodiments of a system and method for assignment and switching of content sources for a streaming content session are described. Embodiments may include the generation and use of content source rankings for improving playback quality of content streams. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358250

Managing network data display

Systems and methods for monitoring performance associated with fulfilling resource requests and determining optimizations for improving such performance are provided. A processing device obtains and processes performance metric information associated with processing a request corresponding to a set of resources. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/10/15 / #20150358208

Component dependency mapping service

Systems and methods are provided for mapping dependencies between system components and for analyzing and acting on possible root causes for anomalies experienced by the system components. Aspects of the present disclosure may present for display information associated with the dependency maps and ranked lists of possible root causes of anomalies. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/10/15 / #20150357001

Timeline interface for video content

Disclosed are various embodiments for presenting a timeline interface in association with video content features. A video content feature may be rendered on a display. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/10/15 / #20150356653

Systems and methods for source identification in item sourcing

A source identification service is described that identifies sources for items of interest that are provided by a network-based service and may benefit from additional sources. The source identification service may identify sources for an item of interest in response to receipt a request. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/10/15 / #20150356463

Extracting structured knowledge from unstructured text

Embodiments of the present invention relate to knowledge representation systems which include a knowledge base in which knowledge is represented in a structured, machine-readable format that encodes meaning. Techniques for extracting structured knowledge from unstructured text and for determining the reliability of such extracted knowledge are also described.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/10/15 / #20150356113

Automated data synchronization

Systems and methods are presented for storing and updating data. The metadata associated with a user computing device may be used to determine whether the user computing device is configured to maintain a synchronized copy of the file. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/10/15 / #20150356013

System and method for managing transactions

A method for writing data, the method may include: receiving or generating, by an interfacing module, a data unit coherent write request for performing a coherent write operation of a data unit to a first address; receiving, by the interfacing module and from a circuit that comprises a cache and a cache controller, a cache coherency indicator that indicates that a most updated version of the content stored at the first address is stored in the cache; and instructing, by the interfacing module, the cache controller to invalidate a cache line of the cache that stored the most updated version of the first address without sending the most updated version of the content stored at the first address from the cache to a memory module that differs from the cache if a length of the data unit equals a length of the cache line.. . ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/10/15 / #20150355921

Avoiding or deferring data copies

Methods and systems for avoiding or deferring data copies are disclosed. Using a virtual machine, it is determined whether a set of program code comprises references to a data object after an operation to generate a copy of the data object. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/10/15 / #20150355793

Rule builder for data processing

Disclosed are various embodiments for a rule builder for data processing. A proper subset of a data set of strings is selected from one or more columns into which the data set is organized. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/10/15 / #20150354949

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

12/10/15 / #20150353282

Item-detecting overhead sensor for inventory system

Inventory systems may include one or more sensors capable of detecting spatial positioning of inventory holders and associated inventory items. Data can be received from a sensor, a boundary corresponding to a face of the inventory holder can be determined from the data, and items projecting across the boundary can be determined as items protruding from the inventory holder.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/10/15 / #20150353280

Robotic communication with fiber-optics

A system for managing inventory items includes a portable inventory holder and an unmanned drive unit configured to move the inventory holder between locations in an inventory facility. The inventory facility includes a plurality of light emitting elements. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/03/15 / #20150351287

Rack slide system

Embodiments of the present disclosure provide a rack slide system comprising an elongated supporting structure and a plurality of mobile racks mounted on the elongated supporting structure in side-by-side relation for movement along a controlled path, where the length of the path exceeds by a predetermined amount the sum of the depths of the mobile racks to provide at least one gap between selected ones of the mobile racks.. . ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350314

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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350286

Reducing input processing latency for remotely executed applications

Disclosed are various embodiments for reducing input processing latency for remotely executed applications. An application is executed in a hosted environment, and a video signal generated by the application is encoded into a media stream. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350226

Multi-user secret decay

Secret information, such as seeds, codes, and keys, can be automatically renegotiated between at least one sender and at least one recipient. Various mechanisms, such as counters, events, or challenges, can be used to trigger automatic renegotiations through various requests or communications. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350012

Using virtual networking devices to manage routing communications between connected computer networks

Techniques are described for providing managed virtual computer networks whose configured logical network topology may have one or more virtual networking devices, such as by a network-accessible configurable network service, with corresponding networking functionality provided for communications between multiple computing nodes of a virtual computer network by emulating functionality that would be provided by the networking devices if they were physically present. The networking functionality provided for a managed computer network may include supporting a connection between that managed computer network and one or more other managed computer networks, such as via a provided virtual peering router to which each of the managed computer networks may connect, with the functionality of the virtual peering router being emulated by modules of the configurable network service without physically providing the virtual peering router, including to manage routing communications between the inter-connected managed computer networks in accordance with client-specified configuration information.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/03/15 / #20150350011

Providing logical networking functionality for managed computer networks

Techniques are described for providing logical networking functionality for managed computer networks, such as for virtual computer networks provided on behalf of users or other entities. In some situations, a user may configure or otherwise specify a network topology for a virtual computer network, such as a logical network topology that separates multiple computing nodes of the virtual computer network into multiple logical sub-networks and/or that specifies one or more logical networking devices for the virtual computer network. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/03/15 / #20150347763

Implementation of secure communications in a support system

A support system negotiates secure connections on behalf of multiple guest systems using a set of credentials associated with the guest systems. The operation of the secure connection may be transparent to the guest system such that guest system may send and receive messages that are encrypted or decrypted by the support system, such as a hypervisor. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

12/03/15 / #20150347183

Identifying candidate workloads for migration

Techniques for identifying a candidate workload which may be a suitable candidate for migration from a first location to a second location are described herein. A set of suitability measurements associated with a computer system resource operating in the first location is received, the set of suitability measurements including, for example, resource usage values for one or more resources associated with the workload. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/26/15 / #20150342096

Modular system for data center

A modular computing system for a data center includes one or more data center modules including rack-mounted computer systems. An electrical module is coupled to the data center modules and provides electrical power to computer systems in the data center modules. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/26/15 / #20150342094

Modular data center row infrastructure

A data center row infrastructure module enables rapid deployment of a computing room enclosure for computer systems that provides intake air circulation to, and exhaust air removal from, the computer systems in the enclosure. The data center row infrastructure module includes free-standing exhaust plenum structures encompassing opposite sides of the enclosure and a plenum module spanning a top end of the enclosure between the free-standing exhaust plenum structures. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341461

Prefetching of video resources for a network page

Disclosed are various embodiments for prefetching of objects referenced on a network page. An encoded network page referring to at least one item is retrieved. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341368

Authorized delegation of permissions

Systems and methods are described for delegating permissions to enable account access to entities not directly associated with the account. The systems determine a delegation profile associated with a secured account of at least one customer. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341355

Identifying protected media files

A user can have media files associated with a user account in a shared resource environment, enabling the user to access those files from multiple devices and locations. Instead of uploading each file, a process can scan the files to determine corresponding copies already stored to the shared resource environment, which can be associated with the user account without uploading another copy. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/26/15 / #20150341334

Synchronizing authentication sessions between applications

Disclosed are various embodiments for synchronizing authentication sessions between applications. In one embodiment, a first authentication token is received from a first application in response to determining that the first application is authenticated with a service provider. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/26/15 / #20150340033

Context interpretation in natural language processing using previous dialog acts

Features are disclosed for processing and interpreting natural language, such as interpretations of user utterances, in multi-turn dialog interactions. Context information regarding interpretations of user utterances and system responses to the user utterances can be maintained. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/26/15 / #20150339759

Detecting product attributes associated with product upgrades based on behaviors of users

A system may use search refinements to identify new product trends. These product trends may be associated with attributes or product features that may previously have been available, but are newly of interest to a users. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/26/15 / #20150339403

Pre-fetching of network page content in a browser application

Disclosed are various embodiments for pre-fetching resources referenced on a network page using a browser application executable on a client device. A network page predicted to be accessed by a user of a browser application may be identified that references resources, such as image, video, text, and multimedia resources. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/26/15 / #20150339169

Reactive auto-scaling of capacity

Examples of systems and methods are described for managing computing capacity by a provider of computing resources. The computing resources may include program execution capabilities, data storage or management capabilities, network bandwidth, etc. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/26/15 / #20150339156

Managing virtual machine migration

Systems and method for the management of migrations of virtual machine instances are provided. A migration manager monitors a resource usable for migration of a virtual machine instance in order to predict availability of the migration resource. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/26/15 / #20150339136

Low latency connections to workspaces in a cloud computing environment

A computing system providing virtual computing services may generate and manage remote computing sessions between client devices and virtual desktop instances (workspaces) hosted on the service provider's network. The system may implement a virtual private cloud for a workspaces service that extends out to gateway components in multiple, geographically distributed point of presence (pop) locations. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/26/15 / #20150338999

Managing sensory information of a user device

External mobile device sensors may be provided that are configured to manage sensory information associated with motion of objects external to the mobile device. In some examples, the object motion may be detected independent of contact with the device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/26/15 / #20150338281

Virtual data center environmental monitoring system

A virtual temperature monitoring system in a data center communicates with servers mounted in racks to receive internal temperature data generated by internal temperature sensors of the servers. The system derives a virtual sensor measurement of external temperatures external to the server, including a portion of a cold aisle that extends proximate to a rack in which the server is mounted, based upon a relationship between the received internal temperature sensors and the external environment. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334239

Call routing to subject matter specialist for network page topic

Disclosed are various embodiments for location based call routing to a subject matter specialist. A call request is received from a computing device which includes an identifier of a network page. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334082

Request routing management based on network components

Systems and methods for managing requesting routing functionality associated with resource requests for one or more resources associated with a content provider are provided. A content delivery network (“cdn”) service provider, on behalf of a content provider, can process domain name service (“dns”) requests for resources by computing devices and resolve the dns requests by the identification of a network address of a computing device that will provide the requested resources. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/19/15 / #20150334054

Using virtual networking devices to connect managed computer networks

Techniques are described for providing managed virtual computer networks whose configured logical network topology may have one or more virtual networking devices, such as by a network-accessible configurable network service, with corresponding networking functionality provided for communications between multiple computing nodes of a virtual computer network by emulating functionality that would be provided by the networking devices if they were physically present. The networking functionality provided for a managed computer network may include supporting a connection between that managed computer network and other managed computer networks, such as via a provided virtual peering router to which each of the managed computer networks may connect, with the functionality of the virtual peering router being emulated by modules of the configurable network service without physically providing the virtual peering router, including to manage data communications between computing nodes of the inter-connected managed computer networks in accordance with client-specified configuration information.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/19/15 / #20150332216

Optimization of packaging sizes

Various embodiments are provided for determining optimum sizes of packaging in a packaging suite employed in a materials handling facility. The packaging may be used, for example, in the shipping of items from the materials handling facility to various destinations. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/19/15 / #20150332108

Selection of popular highlights

Highlights from a community of users highlighting portions of an electronic digital content are analyzed and popular highlights determined. The popular highlights are then distributed to the users.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/19/15 / #20150331467

Flexible power support redundancy busway system

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

11/19/15 / #20150331459

Partial-width rack-mounted computing devices

A computing system includes a rack having standard slots for computing devices and computing devices coupled to the rack. One or more of the computing devices includes a chassis, a circuit board assembly in a primarily horizontal orientation, and one or more processors coupled to the circuit board assembly. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326501

Container contract for data dependencies

Disclosed are various embodiments involving a container contract for data dependencies using representational state transfer (rest). A data resource is obtained by way of rest after determining that an application component has a dependency on the data resource. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/12/15 / #20150326491

Managing resource consolidation configurations

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

11/12/15 / #20150324888

Ranked navigation element

Disclosed are various embodiments for a navigation element generation application. A navigation element comprising a plurality of navigation aids is generated responsive to a search query and other data. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/12/15 / #20150324806

Systems and methods for customer contact

A user of a personal computing device may identify an item of interest displayed in a user interface provided by a network-based service and would like to obtain more information. The user may submit one or more electronic contact requests to a contact service in communication with a contact distribution system in order to obtain more information. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/12/15 / #20150324595

Providing access to application data

Disclosed are various embodiments for providing access to application data associated with multiple applications of a user. A request to store application data is obtained by a data storage service from an application associated with a user. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/12/15 / #20150324415

Gathering transaction data associated with locally stored data files

Systems and methods are provided for enabling local storing of one or more portions of data file and recording changes to contents of the data file. In some embodiments, a first data file may be sent to a client system, along with a script to manage the first data file. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/12/15 / #20150324377

Narration of network content

A process is directed to the generation, maintenance, and provision of narrations for requested network content. A client computing device transmits a narration of a network resource, such as a web page, to a network computing provider. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/12/15 / #20150324215

Migration of applications between an enterprise-based network and a multi-tenant network

A method of migrating applications from an enterprise-based network to a multi-tenant network of a compute service provider may include receiving a request to migrate an application running on a first virtual machine instance within the enterprise-based network. Dependencies of the application may be determined by identifying at least a second virtual machine instance within the enterprise-based network, where the at least second virtual machine instance associated with the application. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/05/15 / #20150319878

Flexible data center infrastructure distribution

A data center includes various sets of infrastructure modules which each provide a particular type of infrastructure support to support computing operations in the data center. Separate sets of infrastructure modules can be installed incrementally based on incrementally changing support capacity for the corresponding type of infrastructure support in the data center. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/05/15 / #20150319260

Processing dns queries to identify pre-processing information

Systems and methods for processing a dns query to identify and implement pre-processing information by a dns server component in anticipation of a corresponding content request from a client computing device are provided. The pre-processing information can correspond to identification of content to be preloaded or other actions to be implemented by one or more computing devices in association with an anticipated client content request. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/05/15 / #20150319194

Managing secure content in a content delivery network

A system, method, and computer readable medium for managing secure content by cdn service providers are provided. A network storage provider stores one or more resources on behalf of a content provider. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/05/15 / #20150319189

Protecting websites from cross-site scripting

Methods and systems for protecting websites from cross-site scripting are disclosed. A request for a web page comprising a web page element is received from a client. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/05/15 / #20150317188

Service resource allocation

Disclosed are various embodiments for a resource allocation application. Usage data for application program interfaces is aggregated over time. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

11/05/15 / #20150317172

Generating a replacement binary for emulation of an application

Disclosed are various embodiments for generating a replacement binary for emulation of an application. A computer ingests native object code and identifies a central processing unit (cpu) from the native object code. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312613

Personalized smart-list video channels

Disclosed are various embodiments for providing one or more streams of digital content to a user. A request for content may be received by a video content provider from a client device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312379

High efficiency binary encoding

A method and a system are provided for encoding and processing digital information. The digital information is encoded according to binary encoding formats corresponding to primitive data types. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/29/15 / #20150312356

Account state simulation service for cloud computing environments

Methods and apparatus for an account state simulation service for cloud computing environments are disclosed. A system includes a plurality of service managers coordinating respective distributed network-accessible services, and a metadata manager. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/29/15 / #20150310796

Method of driving an electro-wetting display panel and electro-wetting display apparatus for performing the same

A method of driving an electro wetting display panel includes applying a first data voltage to a pixel part of the display panel during a first section of a frame and applying a second data voltage different from the first data voltage to the same pixel part during a second section of the frame. The first data voltage is converted from display data based on a first gamma curve. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/29/15 / #20150310002

Selective display of comprehension guides

Techniques are provided for selectively and dynamically determining one or more words of an electronic book to present with comprehension guides. For instance, an electronic device rendering an electronic book may determine whether to display some, all, or no words of the book with comprehension guides for words within the electronic book based on word difficulty, contextual importance or aspects of the user. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/22/15 / #20150304407

System and method for distributed load balancing with load balancer clients for hosts

Embodiments may include a load balancer configured to, for a given packet received from a remote client, select a host computer of a plurality of host computers according to a load balancing protocol, the selection based on load information updates received from the plurality of host computers. Each load information update may indicate a measure of the respective host computer's capacity to service additional connections with remote clients. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/22/15 / #20150304310

Revocable shredding of security credentials

Customers accessing resources and/or data in a multi-tenant environment can obtain assurance that a provider of that environment will honor only requests associated with the customer. A multi-tenant cryptographic service can be used to manage cryptographic key material and/or other security resources in the multi-tenant environment. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/22/15 / #20150304294

Entity to authorize delegation of permissions

Systems and methods are described for delegating permissions to enable account access. The systems utilize a delegation profile that can be created within a secured account of at least one user. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302446

Implementing contests in social networks

Various systems, methods, and programs embodied in computer-readable mediums are provided for implementing a contest between various social networks. A contest is staged between at least two teams using a server accessible by a plurality of clients. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302105

Adaptive learning methods for selecting page components to include on dynamically generated pages

A subset of a set of components is selected for inclusion on a dynamically-generated page within a particular user context. The subset of components is selected based on scores associated with the components in the set. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302012

Generating suggested search queries

Disclosed are various embodiments for generating suggested search queries that are relevant to a user supplied search query. A user supplied search query is received. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/22/15 / #20150302002

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, and the results may be provided to a multi-domain natural language understanding (“nlu”) engine. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/22/15 / #20150301901

System and method for adjusting membership of a data replication group

A system that implements a data storage service may store data on behalf of storage service clients. The system may maintain data in multiple replicas of partitions that are stored on respective computing nodes in the system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150281111

Implementation of a service that coordinates the placement and execution of containers

Organizations are constantly looking for faster and less expensive computer systems to manage businesses; however, the current standard in virtualization techniques includes using virtual machines, which require a long period of time to be instantiated before handling requests and are resource intensive. Using domain name system (dns) queries to a dns server as an indicator to initiate a virtual resource, such as containers, enables the system to instantiate the container prior to an end user transmitting their first request for a resource stored in that container. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150280959

Session management in distributed storage systems

A request for a session identifier for a particular client is transmitted from an access subsystem of a storage service to a metadata subsystem of the service. A session identifier based on a persistent session storage location at which metadata of the client session are stored is received at the access subsystem. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150278804

Secure validation using hardware security modules

Disclosed is secure decryption and business rule validation of encrypted confidential data within a hardware security module (hsm). The validation may include the use of a bloom filter stored and executing within the hsm. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150278534

Electronic communication with secure screen sharing of sensitive information

A customer support application provides screen sharing of the user's computing device with a remote customer support agent, thereby enabling the customer support agent to view the content displayed on the user's device. Sensitive information that is displayed on a user's computing device is obfuscated from the computing device of the remote customer support agent, and a notification of that obfuscation is displayed on the user's computing device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150278508

Transmission of an application download via an encoded image

Disclosed are various embodiments for transmitting an application download to a recipient. The sender defines parameters for transferring the application download. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150278397

Namespace management in distributed storage systems

A directed acyclic graph (dag) is generated to represent a namespace of a directory. In response to a request to create a new object with a specified name, a hash value bit sequence is computed for the name. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150278243

Scalable file storage service

A client request, formatted in accordance with a file system interface, is received at an access subsystem of a distributed multi-tenant storage service. After the request is authenticated at the access subsystem, an atomic metadata operation comprising a group of file system metadata modifications is initiated, including a first metadata modification at a first node of a metadata subsystem of the storage service and a second metadata modification at a second node of the metadata subsystem. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150277969

Atomic writes for multiple-extent operations

A node of a storage service is selected as a coordinator of a distributed transaction involving multiple page-level modifications. The coordinator identifies other nodes as members of a node chain collectively storing physical data pages at which proposed modifications are to be performed, including a decider node responsible for a decision to commit the transaction. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150277892

Multi-phase software delivery

A service manager component associated with a set of hosts receives an update to be implemented on the set of hosts. The service manager component can then determine a penalty model that approximates the likely impact associated with an error in the update. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150277802

File storage using variable stripe sizes

A write request directed to a storage object is received at a distributed file storage service. Based on a variable stripe size selection policy, a size of a particular stripe of storage space to be allocated for the storage object is determined, which differs from the size of another stripe allocated earlier for the same storage object. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150277440

Sense and avoid for automated mobile vehicles

This disclosure describes an automated mobile vehicle that includes one or more distance determining elements configured to detect the presence of objects and to cause the automated mobile vehicle to alter its path to avoid the object. For example, a distance determining element may be incorporated into one or more of the motors of the automated mobile vehicle and configured to determine a distance to an object. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150277101

Electrode of an electrowetting device

An electrowetting display device including an electrowetting element with a first support plate, a second support plate, a first fluid and a second fluid immiscible with the first fluid. A voltage may be applied between a first electrode and a second electrode. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150277100

Electrowetting display pixel architecture

The subject matter disclosed herein relates to reduction of effective voltage drops within pixels in active matrix displays such as electrowetting display devices. The electrowetting display device comprises a plurality of pixel areas, wherein each pixel area comprises a hydrophobic surface, a first fluid and a second fluid on the hydrophobic surface, wherein the first fluid is immiscible with the second fluid, and a pixel electrode under the hydrophobic surface, wherein the pixel electrode has a substantially u-shape. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

10/01/15 / #20150274338

Functional trays for handling products in a materials handling facility

A conveyor system is provided including a conveyor and a plurality of functional trays that are removably attachable to the conveyor. Each tray includes a plate having first and second dimensions that are orthogonal to each other, and the plate includes a coupler configured to be removably attached to the conveyor with the second dimension of the plate being in parallel with a moving direction of the conveyor. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150271944

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 primarily vertical orientation. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150271092

Flexible-location reservations and pricing for network-accessible resource capacity

Methods and apparatus for flexible-location reservations and pricing for network-accessible resources are disclosed. A system includes a plurality of resources of a provider network distributed across multiple locations, and a resource manager. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150271018

Dynamically allocating network addresses

Disclosed are various embodiments for dynamically allocating network addresses to devices based on demand. A first network address allocation is initially assigned to a subdivision of a network including multiple computing devices. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150269521

Route scheduling of multi-class transport vehicles

Techniques for managing different types of transport vehicles are provided. In some embodiments, a transient warehouse can be established that allows a wide variety of transport vehicles to access items from a more convenient location than a brick-and-mortar location. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150269520

Establishment of a transient warehouse

Techniques for managing different types of transportation vehicles are provided. In some embodiments, a transient warehouse can be established that allows a wide variety of transport vehicles to access items from a more convenient location than a brick-and-mortar location. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150269496

Automated tuning of a service configuration

Methods and systems for automated tuning of a service configuration are disclosed. An optimal configuration for a test computer is selected by performing one or more load tests using the test computer for each of a plurality of test configurations. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150269239

Storage device selection for database partition replicas

A system that implements a data storage service may store data in multiple replicated partitions on respective storage nodes. The selection of the storage nodes (or storage devices thereof) on which to store the partition replicas may be performed by administrative components that are responsible for partition management and resource allocation for respective groups of storage nodes (e.g., based on a global view of resource capacity or usage), or the selection of particular storage devices of a storage node may be determined by the storage node itself (e.g., based on a local view of resource capacity or usage). ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150269199

System and method for fetching the latest versions of stored data objects

A distributed storage system may store data object instances in persistent storage and may cache keymap information for those data object instances. The system may cache a latest symbolic key entry for some user keys of the data object instances. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150269048

Automatic testing and remediation based on confidence indicators

An asset health monitoring system (ahms) can assign a confidence indicator to some or all the monitored computing asset in a data center, such as computing systems or networking devices. In response to drops in the confidence indicators, the ahms can automatically initiate testing of computing assets in order to raise confidence that the asset will perform correctly. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150268976

Sharing applications in a java virtual machine

Disclosed are various embodiments for executing multiple applications in a single virtual machine. The classes of an application executing in the virtual machine are traversed to identify non-sharable static fields. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150268890

System and method for performing live partitioning in a data store

A system that implements a scalable data storage service may maintain tables in a data store on behalf of storage service clients. The service may maintain table data in multiple replicas of partitions that are stored on respective computing nodes in the system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150268824

Adaptive information regions displaying content associated with an electronic commerce system

Disclosed are various embodiments for displaying content. A display area includes multiple information regions presenting content. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/24/15 / #20150268822

Object tracking in zoomed video

A user can select an object represented in video content in order to set a magnification level with respect to that object. A portion of the video frames containing a representation of the object is selected to maintain a presentation size of the representation corresponding to the magnification level. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150264441

Generating new video content from pre-recorded video

A real-time video exploration (rve) system that allows users to pause a pre-recorded video (e.g., a movie) and change viewing positions and angles of one or more scenes. The rve system may also allow users to select, manipulate, and modify objects within one or more scenes. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150264425

Object discovery and exploration 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 discover, select, explore, and manipulate objects within the modeled worlds used to generate video content. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150264416

Real-time rendering of targeted video content

A real-time video targeting (rvt) system may leverage network-based computation resources and services, available 2d or 3d model data, and available viewer information to dynamically personalize content of, or add personalized content to, video for particular viewers or viewer groups. When playing back pre-recorded video to viewers, at least some objects or other content in at least some of the scenes of the video may be replaced with objects or content targeted at particular viewers or groups according to profiles or preferences of the viewers or groups. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150263987

Client-allocatable bandwidth pools

Methods and apparatus for client-allocatable bandwidth pools are disclosed. A system includes a plurality of resources of a provider network and a resource manager. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150263978

Coordinated admission control for network-accessible block storage

The estimated rate of work requests expected during a time period at a first block storage device, implemented at a particular server of a storage service, exceeds a provisioned rate of the first device. At a client-side component of the storage service, a different storage server is identified, at which the rate of work requests directed during the time period to a second block storage device is anticipated to be less than the provisioned rate of the second device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150263977

Profile-based cache management

A system and method for profile-based cache management is disclosed. A cache management service can obtain a plurality of requests for network resource and corresponding responses, group the requests based, at least in part, on various criterion or technique, determine and cache content parts of the responses corresponding to each group of requests. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150263927

Service provider optimization of content management

A system and method for monitoring the performance associated with fulfilling resource requests and determining optimizations for improving such performance are provided. A processing device obtains and processes performance metric information associated with processing a request for an original resource and any embedded resource. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150263913

Monitoring of services

Various systems, methods, and programs embodied on a computer readable medium that facilitate monitoring of services and/or servers. In one embodiment, an amount of data is stored in at least one storage device, the data being generated by a plurality of services executed on a plurality of servers, and/or by the servers upon which the services are executed. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150263840

Device-to-device communication mode

Systems and methods for a device-to-device communications mode are described. When two user equipment are within proximity of each other and other requirements are met, the user equipment are configured by their associated nodes to enter a device-to-device communication mode. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150262423

Real-time exploration of video content

A real-time video exploration (rve) system that allows users to pause, step into, and explore 2d or 3d modeled worlds of scenes in a video. The system may leverage network-based computation resources to render and stream new video content from the models to clients with low latency. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150262402

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 accessories from the object or otherwise customizing the object according to the user's preferences or desires. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150262271

Message shopping over an electronic marketplace

Disclosed are various embodiments for shopping using a messaging system. A message from a user includes a plurality of line items. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150261945

Behavior-based identity system

Disclosed are various embodiments for a behavior-based identity system that recognizes and/or authenticates users based at least in part on determining stored behavioral events. For example, stored behavioral events may have been observed previously at a client or have been predefined by an authenticated user. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150261789

Cloud-based photo management

Disclosed herein are systems, methods, and non-transitory computer-readable storage media for identifying objects within images. Analyses are performed, comparing metadata, tags, and similarity of images, to determine trends and similarity. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150261749

System and method for deletion of extraneous delete marker objects

Systems and methods for providing object versioning in a storage system may support the logical deletion of stored objects through the use of delete marker objects. In response to a delete operation specifying a key, but not a version identifier, the storage system may create a delete marker object that is stored as the latest object version of the key. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150261674

Page cache write logging at block-based storage

A block-based storage system may implement page cache write logging. Write requests for a data volume maintained at a storage node may be received at a storage node. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150261673

Dynamically modifying durability properties for individual data volumes

A block-based storage system may implement dynamic durability adjustment for page cache write logging. A rate of incoming write requests for data volumes maintained at a storage node may be monitored. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150261610

Self-describing data blocks of a minimum atomic write size for a data store

Self-describing data blocks of a minimum atomic write size may be stored for a data store. Data may be received for storage in a data block of a plurality of data blocks at a persistent storage device that are equivalent to a minimum atomic write size for the persistent storage device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150261443

Reducing data volume durability state for block-based storage

A block-based storage system may implement reducing durability state for a data volume. A determination may be made that storage node replicating write requests for a data volume is unavailable. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/17/15 / #20150260983

Mechanical stress mitigation in electrowetting display structures

The subject matter disclosed herein relates to an electrowetting display comprising: a dielectric barrier layer formed on a substrate; a hydrophobic layer formed on the dielectric barrier layer, wherein the dielectric barrier layer maintains a separation between the hydrophobic layer and the substrate; a patterned pixel grid formed on the hydrophobic layer, wherein the patterned pixel grid comprises rows and columns of pixel walls that form field pixels and border pixels; an oil film overlying the hydrophobic layer, wherein the oil film is partitioned by the patterned pixel grid; and an electrolyte overlying the oil film and the patterned pixel grid, wherein one or more of the rows or the columns of pixel walls of the patterned pixel grid includes a substantially nonlinear-shaped portion to reduce sheer stress between the patterned pixel grid and the hydrophobic layer.. . ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/10/15 / #20150257192

Distributed computing over a wireless ad hoc network

Disclosed are various embodiments of a telecommunication environment including a wireless transmitter in a first mobile device that enables the first mobile device to communicate over a network infrastructure. An application may be executed in the first mobile device such that the application enables the first mobile device to communicate with a second mobile device over a wireless ad hoc network.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/10/15 / #20150256647

Translation of resource identifiers using popularity information upon client request

A system, method and computer-readable medium for request routing based on content popularity information are provided. A client computer transmits a request for content from a content provider. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/10/15 / #20150256611

Providing extendible network capabilities for managed computer networks

Techniques are described for managing communications between multiple computing nodes, such as for computing nodes that are part of managed virtual computer networks provided on behalf of users or other entities. In some situations, one or more of the computing nodes of a managed virtual computer network is configured to perform actions to extend capabilities of the managed virtual computer network to other computing nodes that are not part of the managed virtual computer network, such as by forwarding communications between computing nodes of the managed virtual computer network and the other external computing nodes so as to enable the other external computing nodes to participate in the managed virtual computer network. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/10/15 / #20150256485

Load balancing between processors

Disclosed are various embodiments for facilitating load balancing between a first processor and a second processor in at least one computing device. A request is obtained to execute a first application in the at least one computing device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/10/15 / #20150255069

Predicting pronunciation in speech recognition

An automatic speech recognition (asr) device may be configured to predict pronunciations of textual identifiers (for example, song names, etc.) based on predicting one or more languages of origin of the textual identifier. The one or more languages of origin may be determined based on the textual identifier. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/10/15 / #20150254759

Associating item images with item catalog data

Disclosed are various embodiments for associating item images with item catalog data. An image of an item is obtained in one or more computing devices. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/10/15 / #20150254758

Weight-based shipping system

Embodiments of systems and methods described herein provide users with access to a weight-based shipping service that enables the users to purchase a group of items and pay a flat shipping fee. These systems and methods can enable a user to combine certain items into a box or set of boxes based on weight for a reduced shipping cost. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/10/15 / #20150254451

Authentication of virtual machine images using digital certificates

A vendor of virtual machine images accesses a virtual computer system service to upload a digitally signed virtual machine image to a data store usable by customers of the virtual computer system service to select an image for creating a virtual machine instance. If a digital certificate is uploaded along with the virtual machine image, the virtual computer system service may determine whether the digital certificate has been trusted for use. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/10/15 / #20150254361

Managing information associated with network resources

Systems, methods, and interfaces for the selective management of information collected by a browser are provided. The browser obtains a network resource, such as a web page, from a content provider, and collects information associated with the display and interaction with the content by a user. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/10/15 / #20150253565

Electrowetting display device and manufacturing method thereof

The present inventive concept relates to an electrowetting display device including a lyophobic colloid material and a polymer resin such as an organic layer or a polyimide (pi), and a lyophobic layer including a supporting layer supporting the lyophobic colloid material and using a photoreactive fluorine-based surfactant for a fluorine-based material to be positioned above and for a hardened photoreactive material layer to be positioned below through exposure in a single step without separately performing a hydrophilic treatment and then a water-repellent treatment, thereby reducing the number of processes, the manufacturing time, and the cost.. . ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/03/15 / #20150249607

Automated service interface optimization

Disclosed are various embodiments for automated service interface optimization. In one embodiment, a service client and/or a service provider is reconfigured to use an optimized version of a data transfer interface, where the optimized version transfers fewer data items from the service provider to the service client. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/03/15 / #20150249579

Forward-based resource delivery network management techniques

A resource delivery network and method for distributing content in the network is disclosed herein. The network comprises a plurality of servers arranged in tiers and partitioned. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/03/15 / #20150249573

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 provided by the virtual networking devices if they were physically present. In some situations, the networking functionality provided for a managed computer network of a client includes receiving routing communications directed to the virtual networking devices and using included routing information to update the configuration of the managed computer network, such as to allow at least some computing nodes of a managed computer network to dynamically signal particular types of uses of one or more indicated target network addresses and/or to dynamically signal use of particular external public network addresses based on such routing information.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/03/15 / #20150249569

Managing use of intermediate destination computing nodes for provided computer networks

Techniques are described for providing managed computer networks. In some situations, the techniques include managing communications for computing nodes of a managed computer network by using one or more particular computing nodes of the managed computer network that are configured to operate as intermediate destinations to handle at least some communications that are sent by and/or directed to one or more other computing nodes of the managed computer network. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248723

Cross-domain communications between browser windows

A computer process enables a target window associated with a first domain to receive a message from a child window associated with a second domain. The message is passed using an iframe that is created within the target window. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248553

Provisioning account credentials via a trusted channel

Disclosed are various embodiments for provisioning account credentials via a trusted channel. An identification of an account is received. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248487

Topology service using closure tables and metagraphs

Methods and systems for a topology service providing an interface for specifying a topology and answering queries regarding the topology. Further, the topology service may create, from a specified topology, a directed acyclic graph and corresponding closure table. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248446

Method and system for collecting and analyzing time-series data

A computer-implemented data collection and analysis method comprises receiving from a client computing device, at least one data analysis datapoint, adding the received at least one data analysis datapoints to a data structure, and adding an additional data analysis datapoint to the data structure, storing, in a data repository, the data structure further comprising a data processing result, maintaining at least partially consistent copies of the data structure across the plurality of host computers, in response to a request regarding an operation from the client computing device, retrieving the data processing result from the data repository, and providing the data processing result using routing information to the client computing device. The data structure comprises an index of data analysis datapoints from the plurality of host computing devices. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248341

Monitoring and analysis of operating states in a computing environment

A set of techniques is described for monitoring and analyzing crashes and other malfunctions in a multi-tenant computing environment (e.g. Cloud computing environment). ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/03/15 / #20150248338

Validation of asset data for component assemblies

Disclosed are various embodiments of a computing device for validating the configuration of components of a component assembly. The computing device serves a boot image executable by a component of the component assembly. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/27/15 / #20150245281

Management of handheld electronic device

In some cases, a scanner of a handheld electronic device may be used to capture a registration identifier (e.g., a registration barcode), and connection information (e.g., one or more wireless credentials) may be determined by scanning the registration barcode. In some cases, the connection information may be stored in a memory of the handheld electronic device and may be used to establish a wi-fi connection with a wireless access point (wap). ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/27/15 / #20150244716

Securing client-specified credentials at cryptograpically attested resources

Methods and apparatus for securing client-specified credentials at cryptographically-attested resources are described. An indication is obtained that resources deployed for execution of a compute instance of a multi-tenant computing service at an instance host of a provider network meet a client's security criteria. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/27/15 / #20150244707

Provisioning digital certificates in a network environment

A method for provisioning digital certificates in a compute service environment may include authorizing a customer entity for using and/or controlling a network resource in the compute service environment. Upon completing the authorization, a digital certificate may be issued to the customer entity. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/27/15 / #20150244671

Client traffic redirection service

Disclosed are various embodiments for performing network traffic redirection at the client side. Sending of data to a service at a network address is initiated. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242933

Device for delivery service

In some cases, a handheld electronic device may operate in a voice input mode or a scanner input mode. When operating in the voice input mode, the handheld electronic device may record and store audio data in memory. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242932

Delivery service system

In some cases, a delivery service system may include a handheld electronic device for use with a delivery service (e.g., a grocery delivery service). When operating in a voice input mode, the handheld electronic device may record and store audio data in memory. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242893

Customizing content based on social network information

Systems and methods are disclosed that use social networking profiles of users to generate personalized content of display pages. The personalized content may be generated using profile data retrieved via an application program interface of a social networking system, and may be presented on the display pages of a distinct system, such as a site that hosts an electronic catalog of items. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242413

Indexing data updates associated with an electronic catalog system

Systems and methods are provided for efficiently indexing archived objects in an archive data store to allow for efficient and quick access to the archived objects. The systems and methods provided also allow alleviate the strain on a live data store and enable a requester wishing to retrieve updates to do so without knowledge of the location of the stored update on a live or archive data store.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242150

Methods and apparatus for optimizing resource utilization in distributed storage systems

Methods and apparatus for optimizing resource utilization in distributed storage systems. A data migration technique is described that may operate in the background in a distributed storage data center to migrate data among a fleet of storage units to achieve a substantially even and randomized data storage distribution among all storage units in the fleet. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/27/15 / #20150242132

Systems and methods for scheduling write requests for a solid state storage device

An i/o scheduler can manage and schedule write requests that are sent to a storage device in order to prevent the write requests from dominating a storage buffer of the storage device. The i/o scheduler can monitor the number of i/o requests in the storage buffer and maintain a balance between write requests and read requests in the storage buffer. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/27/15 / #20150241689

Electrowetting display structures

The subject matter disclosed herein relates to an electrowetting display comprising: a transparent substrate including glass spacers surrounded by recessed regions corresponding to pixel regions, a layer of transparent conductive material on the glass spacers, color filter material in the recessed regions, and a transparent support plate covering the recessed regions and the glass spacers, wherein the transparent support plate includes an electrowetting oil.. . ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/20/15 / #20150236980

Efficient highly connected deployment units

Efficient and highly-scalable network solutions are provided that each utilize deployment units based on clos networks, but in an environment such as a data center of internet protocol-based network. Each of the deployment units can include multiple stages of devices, where connections between devices are only made between stages and the deployment units are highly connected. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235281

Categorizing data based on cross-category relevance

Techniques for auto-categorization data may be provided. For example, a computing service may be implemented to analyze data sets. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/20/15 / #20150235191

Using configured application information to control use of invocable services

Techniques are described for facilitating use of invocable services by applications in a configurable manner. In at least some situations, the invocable services are web services or other network-accessible services that are made available by providers of the services for use by others in exchange for fees defined by the service providers. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/20/15 / #20150234716

Variable drive health determination and data placement

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

08/20/15 / #20150234695

Operational status of network nodes

Disclosed are various embodiments for network monitoring. A processor circuit having a processor and a memory is employed. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/20/15 / #20150234440

Power routing assembly for data center

A power routing rack can be used to provide various power support redundancies to one or more computing racks in a data center. Power feeds are supplied to bus bars in a power bus bar array extending through the rack, and power routing assemblies positioned in the rack route power from one or more of the bus bars to a computing rack. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/20/15 / #20150234430

Electronic device display stack

This disclosure describes electronic devices that include displays for rendering content, touch sensors disposed beneath the displays for detecting touch inputs, and antiglare components for reducing glare caused by ambient light. In some embodiments, the displays include a single transparent substrate, a thin film transistor array connected to a bottom surface of the transparent substrate, a conductive substrate, and a front plane laminate connected to the conductive substrate. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/13/15 / #20150229710

Content delivery reconciliation

A system and method for management and processing of resource requests are provided. A content delivery network service provider receives a dns query from a client computing device corresponding to a requested resource from the client computing device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/13/15 / #20150228307

User device with access behavior tracking and favorite passage identifying functionality

A user device presents passages of an electronic publication. The user device tracks a user's access behavior for the passages of the electronic publication. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/13/15 / #20150227882

Mobile pickup locations

A mobile pickup location is provided that may be associated with a vehicle such as a public bus. A user may choose to have items delivered to a mobile pickup location on a public bus which the user takes every day travelling from the office to home, or which stops at a bus stop that is convenient for the user. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/13/15 / #20150227598

Log data service in a virtual environment

A log data service in a virtual environment that allows customers of a compute service provider to access system, application and custom log files associated with virtual machine instances that are executing. In some embodiments, log data can be received that includes events or messages from virtual machines in a multi-tenant environment. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/13/15 / #20150227571

Reduced locking in a distributed data store

Disclosed are various embodiments for reducing locking in a distributed data store that includes a primary data store and one or more secondary data stores. An update to a data item that is to be applied to the distributed data store is obtained in one or more computing devices. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/13/15 / #20150227514

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

08/13/15 / #20150227409

Anomaly detection service

Systems and methods are provided for analyzing operating metrics of monitored metric sources. Aspects of the present disclosure may present for display information associated with the monitored metric source and the analysis of its operating metrics. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/13/15 / #20150226956

Electrowetting element

An electrowetting element includes a surface having a display area; a first fluid and a second fluid immiscible with the first fluid; and a non-switchable color filter for further determining the display effect. A configuration of the first and second fluids is switchable, using an applied voltage, to determine a size of area that the first and second fluids adjoin the display area, which thereby determines a display effect provided by the electrowetting element. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/06/15 / #20150222692

Remote browsing session management

A browsing process is directed to the generation and management of a browse session at a network computing provider. A client computing device requests a remote browse session instance at a network computing provider. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/06/15 / #20150221109

Integrated infrastructure graphs

Various features are described for generating and analyzing data center topology graphs. The graphs can represent physical placement and connectivity of data center components. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/06/15 / #20150221021

System and method for visual verification of order processing

One or more images of items for an order being processed at processing station of an order fulfillment center may be captured and associated with the order. Alternatively, a short video clip may be captured of the order being packaged. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/06/15 / #20150220637

Determining importance of scenes based upon closed captioning data

Disclosed are various embodiments for identifying importance of scenes or moments in video content relative to one another. Closed captioning data is extracted from a video content feature. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215532

Panoramic image capture

The display of images, such as panoramic images, in a limited display space can be aided through the use of motion-based control, whereby a user can rotate and/or translate a computing device in order to view different portions of the image, including translating or zooming within the image. Sensors can be used to determine the motion for adjusting the display. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215526

Lenticular image capture

The display of images, such as lenticular images, in a limited display space can be aided through the use of motion-based control, whereby a user can rotate and/or translate a computing device in order to cause different views of a lenticular image to be displayed. Sensors can be used to determine the motion in order to select the appropriate view to display. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215361

Client side stream switching

Client side stream switching enables substantially uninterrupted transmission of a highest compatible bit rate of a stream of media to a client via a network connection. The client may include one or more buffers for receiving the stream of media. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215331

Detecting network attacks

This disclosure generally relates to the generation of a packet signature for packets determined to correspond to a network attack, such as a denial of service (“dos”) attack. Specifically, a set of data packets captured during normal system operations can be analyzed to determine a set of baseline attributes. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215270

Request routing using network computing components

A system, method and computer-readable medium for request routing. A dns server at a content delivery network service provider obtains a dns query corresponding to a resource requested from a client computing device and associated with a first resource identifier. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/30/15 / #20150215163

Instance host configuration

Methods and apparatus for instance host configuration are disclosed. A system includes a plurality of instance hosts configurable for resource instances of a network-accessible service, and control servers to manage remote configuration of the instance hosts. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/30/15 / #20150213784

Motion-based lenticular image display

The display of images, such as lenticular images, in a limited display space can be aided through the use of motion-based control, whereby a user can rotate and/or translate a computing device in order to cause different views of a lenticular image to be displayed. Sensors can be used to determine the motion in order to select the appropriate view to display. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/30/15 / #20150213499

Deal scheduling based on user location predictions

Techniques for scheduling deals based on predicted user locations are described herein. In particular implementations, a service provider may aggregate location information for multiple users. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/30/15 / #20150213471

Content generation revenue sharing

Techniques are described that facilitate generating useful content based on user interactions, such as by providing an answer-providing service that facilitates interactions between users who supply questions and users who supply responses to the questions of other users, as well as using the generated content in various ways. In some situations, users are compensated for participating in interactions with the answer-providing service in various ways, including by sharing a portion of an ongoing revenue stream generated from an answer to a question with users who provided responses that are used as part of the answer. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/23/15 / #20150207733

Updating routing information based on client location

A system, method, and computer-readable medium for updating request routing information associated with client location information are provided. A content delivery network service provider receives a dns query from a client computing device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/23/15 / #20150207727

Predicting route utilization and non-redundant failures in network environments

A network analysis module may obtain information including but not limited to network traffic and topology information for a network environment including multiple separate networks and physical connections between the networks. The module generates a network topology model including but not limited to extreme-case failure or break information according to the network topology information, and applies the historical network traffic information to the network topology model to predict future expected normal traffic load and extreme-case traffic load for each route over the physical connections between the networks. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/23/15 / #20150207713

Modifying network site behavior using session-level performance metrics

Disclosed are various embodiments for modifying network site behavior. At least one session-level performance metric associated with a client is determined. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/23/15 / #20150207683

Network entity registry for network entity handles included in network traffic policies enforced for a provider network

A provider network may implement network entity registry for network entity handles included in network traffic policies enforced for a provider network. Network entity entries may be maintained in a network entity registry that specify network address information for network entity handles included in network traffic control policies. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/23/15 / #20150206215

Payment service capable of being integrated with merchant sites

A computer-implemented service integrates with merchant sites to enable registered users of the service to perform purchase transactions on the merchant sites. In one embodiment, a merchant can incorporate a reference to a display object served by the service into coding of a page of the merchant's site. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/23/15 / #20150206189

Localization of merchant data

Disclosed are various embodiments for localization of merchant data. A computing device obtains a localization request from a user interface on a first client device where the localization request relates to the localization of an offer listing. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/23/15 / #20150205677

System and method for logical deletion of stored data objects

Systems and methods for providing object versioning in a storage system may support the logical deletion of stored objects. In response to a delete operation specifying both a user key and a version identifier, the storage system may permanently delete the specified version of an object having the specified key. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/16/15 / #20150201009

Automated desktop placement

Systems and methods are presented for enabling a user to provide rules for the placement of computing resources at a data center for an entity that employs or is associated with the user. The data center can use the placement rules to select a data center computer system to host computing resources for a user. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/16/15 / #20150200960

Techniques for protecting against denial of service attacks near the source

Systems and methods protect against denial of service attacks. Remotely originated network traffic addressed to one or more network destinations is routed through one or more locations. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/16/15 / #20150199519

Managing firmware update attempts

Attempts to update confirmation information or firmware for a hardware device can be monitored using a secure counter that is configured to monotonically adjust a current value of the secure counter for each update or update attempt. The value of the counter can be determined every time the validity of the firmware is confirmed, and this value can be stored to a secure location. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195407

Followup of customer service agents

A user of a personal computing device may identify an item of interest displayed in a user interface provided by a network-based service and would like to obtain more information. The user may submit an electronic contact requests to an agent continuity service in communication with one or more service agents in order to obtain more information. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195244

Request routing management based on network components

Systems and methods for managing requesting routing functionality associated with resource requests for one or more resources associated with a content provider are provided. A content delivery network (“cdn”) service provider, on behalf of a content provider, can process domain name service (“dns”) requests for resources by computing devices and resolve the dns requests by the identification of a network address of a computing device that will provide the requested resources. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/09/15 / #20150195097

Facilitating media streaming with social interaction

Disclosed are various embodiments for facilitating social interaction during a media item transmission. A group of participants may be formed based on a variety of factors. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/09/15 / #20150193276

Dynamically modifying program execution capacity

Techniques are described for managing program execution capacity, such as for a group of computing nodes that are provided for executing one or more programs for a user. In some situations, dynamic program execution capacity modifications for a computing node group that is in use may be performed periodically or otherwise in a recurrent manner, such as to aggregate multiple modifications that are requested or otherwise determined to be made during a period of time, and with the aggregation of multiple determined modifications being able to be performed in various manners. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/09/15 / #20150192771

Display apparatus and method of driving the same

A transflective display apparatus includes a first electrode and a second electrode, which face each other and are separated from one another by a pixel electrode. In addition, a preparation voltage is applied to the first electrode or the second electrode before applying a driving voltage to the pixel electrode.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/09/15 / #20150190986

Cover glass for electronic devices

A cover glass element can extend to the edges of an electronic device while maintaining the optical flatness and thickness needed for the cover glass. A first glass sheet with the desired thickness and flatness can be thermally bonded to a second glass sheet machined to include an opening to be received by the edges of the electronic device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150189188

User-guided object identification

A user attempting to obtain information about an object can capture image information including a view of that object, and the image information can be used with a matching or identification process to provide information about that type of object to the user. In order to narrow the search space to a specific category, and thus improve the accuracy of the results and the speed at which results can be obtained, the user can be guided to capture image information with an appropriate orientation. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150188994

Dynamic content delivery

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to the generation and delivery of content including unique and shared components. A content delivery network service provider can obtain requests for content from client computing devices. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150188874

Identifying message deliverability problems using grouped message characteristics

Disclosed are various embodiments for identifying a message deliverability problem. Responses are received from one or more client devices that include information that identifies whether a respective response is associated with a first group of messages or a second group of messages. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150186711

User authentication through video analysis

A user of a computing device can be authenticated using image information captured by at least one camera of the computing device. In addition to analyzing the image information using a facial recognition algorithm, for example, variations in color of a portion of the captured image information corresponding to a user's face can be monitored over a period of time. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150186236

Scalable testing in a production system with autoscaling

A network-based production service is configured to process client requests for the production service via a network, capture production request data defining the requests and store the production request data in a data store. A test system comprising one or more controllers creates test jobs according to a test plan for testing the production service. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150186064

Managing operational parameters for electronic resources

Customers of shared resources in a multi-tenant environment can modify operational parameters of electronic resources. A customer can be provisioned a data volume of a specified size, storage type (e.g., hard disk drive or solid state device), committed rate of input/output operations per second, and/or geographical location, for example. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/02/15 / #20150183581

Inventory system with connectable inventory holders

A system includes a first mobile drive unit and a second mobile drive unit. The first mobile drive unit is operable to dock with a first item holder at a first end of a column of connected item holders. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150181751

Stabilizing rack systems for seismic loads

A system for performing computing operations includes a rack that rests on a floor and a stabilization device coupled on the top of the rack. The stabilization device includes a mounting portion coupled to the rack, a ballast member, and one or more spring devices coupled between the ballast member and the mounting portion. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150181197

Stereo imaging using disparate imaging devices

Stereo imaging can be provided on an electronic device without the need for two matched, high resolution, large format cameras. In various embodiments, two or more cameras of disparate types can be used to capture stereoscopic images. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150180988

Locality based content distribution

A system and method for content distribution are provided. A content provider generates a network topology having one or more subnetworks made up of content sources. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150180852

Recovery of managed security credentials

Disclosed are various embodiments for recovery and other management functions relating to security credentials which may be centrally managed. Account data, which includes multiple security credentials for multiple network sites for a user, is stored by a service in an encrypted form. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150180792

Balancing a load on a multiple consumer queue

Disclosed are various embodiments for balancing a load on a queue among multiple consumers. A target polling hit rate is derived for at least one queue from a consumer load. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150180768

Using virtual networking devices to manage routing cost 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 provided by the virtual networking devices if they were physically present. In some situations, the networking functionality provided for a managed computer network of a client includes receiving routing communications directed to the virtual networking devices and using included routing cost information to update the configuration of the managed computer network, and/or includes determining actual cost information corresponding to use of an underlying substrate network and providing routing cost information to the client that reflects the determined actual cost information, so as to enable the client to modify the configuration of the managed computer network accordingly.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150179211

Vibration cancellation for data storage

Methods and apparatus for vibration cancellation are disclosed. Vibration data from one or more vibration detectors associated with a storage device is collected. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150179175

Identification of utterance subjects

Features are disclosed for generating markers for elements or other portions of an audio presentation so that a speech processing system may determine which portion of the audio presentation a user utterance refers to. For example, an utterance may include a pronoun with no explicit antecedent. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150179124

Display driving method

A method of driving an electrowetting display device having at least one display element for displaying a display effect during a display period. The method determines a change in the display effect. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150179123

Display driving method

An electrowetting display device has at least one display element. The method of driving the display device comprises receiving data representing a display effect for display by the element. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150179097

Display driving method

A method of driving an electrowetting display device having at least one display element for displaying a display effect. The method determines a change in the display effect. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150179096

Display driving method

A method of driving an electrowetting display device for displaying images. The display device has a plurality of display elements arranged in an active matrix. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150178492

Secure information flow

Secure information flow may include a service receiving a request for data from a caller. The service may respond to the request with the requested data via a secure flow container. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150178116

Providing service quality levels through cpu scheduling

In this disclosure, a resource scheduler is described that allows virtual machine instances to earn resource credits during the low activity levels. Virtual machine instances that spend a predominant amount of time operating at low activity levels are able to quickly gain resource credits. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150178059

Application launching

A user can request that an application be downloaded to a computing device. The computing device can establish an application streaming session with a server system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150177904

Input control assignment

Various techniques may be employed for assigning user inputs such as a touch on a touchscreen to various input controls such as buttons or other features provided on a touchscreen. One example input assignment technique is a nearest neighbor technique, whereby a touch may, for example, be assigned to an input control that is positioned closest to the touch location. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/25/15 / #20150177834

Low distraction interfaces

A low distraction interface can be provided for an electronic device by monitoring information such as a gaze direction of a user. A device can be configured to only display information to a user when the user is looking substantially toward the device, and can be configured to present that information in a way that is of minimal distraction to others nearby. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172539

Distributing processing for imaging processing

Approaches are described for managing the processing of images or video on a computing device. A portable computing device can include one or more dedicated components, such as an application-specific integrated circuit (asic) or other dedicated processor component, to be integrated into the computing device to perform at least a portion of the imaging processing of captured images or video. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172466

Quality review of contacts between customers and customer service agents

A user of a personal computing device may identify an item of interest provided by a network-based service for which additional information is desired. Customer service agents (csas) of the network-based service may be contacted by the user to respond to queries. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172415

Request routing utilizing client location information

A system, method, and computer-readable medium for request routing based on client location information are provided. A content delivery network service provider receives a dns query from a client computing device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172414

Translation of resource identifiers using popularity information upon client request

A system, method and computer-readable medium for request routing based on content popularity information are provided. A client computer transmits a request for content from a content provider. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172407

Request routing processing

Generally described, the present disclosure is directed to managing request routing functionality corresponding to resource requests for one or more resources associated with a content provider. The processing of the dns requests by the service provider can include the selective filtering of dns queries associated with a dns query-based attack. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172379

Point of presence management in request routing

A system and method for the management of client computing device dns queries and subsequent resource requests within a content delivery network service provider domain are provided. The management of the dns queries can include the selection of computing devices corresponding to various point of presence locations for processing dns queries. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172366

Content sharing

Content can be shared between devices by transmitting an encoded signal that indicates, to each capable device within range, instructions for accessing the content. For example, a first device can emit an encoded audio signal that can be received by any capable device within audio range of the device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172359

Offline browsing session management

A remote browsing process is directed to the generation and management of a remote browse session at a network computing provider. A client computing device requests a remote browse session instance at a network computing provider. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172271

Automatic token renewal for device authentication

Approaches are described for automatically generating new security credentials, such as security tokens, which can involve automatically re-authenticating a user (or client device) using a previous security token issued to that user (or device). The re-authentication can happen without any knowledge and/or action on the part of the user. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172265

Managing resource dependent workflows

Systems and method for the management of resource dependent workflows are provided. One or more resource control devices monitor usage of a computing resource by server computing devices. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172178

Distributed routing architecture

A routing management component is provided for distributing routing information among a hierarchical distributed routing architecture. The routing management component can function to associate levels of the routing architecture with subsets of a network address format. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172164

Scalable testing in a production system with autoshutdown

A network-based production service is configured to process client requests for the production service via a network, capture production request data defining the requests and store the production request data in a data store. A test system comprising one or more controllers creates test jobs according to a test plan for testing the production service. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172134

Prioritizing service requests

Disclosed are various embodiments for prioritizing service requests. A service request destined for processing by a service provider is obtained in at least one computing device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150172104

Managing failure behavior for computing nodes of provided computer networks

Techniques are described for providing managed computer networks. In some situations, the techniques include managing communications for computing nodes of a managed computer network by using one or more particular computing nodes of the managed computer network that are configured to operate as intermediate destinations to handle at least some communications that are sent by and/or directed to one or more other computing nodes of the managed computer network. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150171531

Connector pin on springs

An electronic device includes a printed circuit board (pcb) with a first conductive element and having a first side opposite a second side. The electronic device includes a wall disposed on the first side of the pcb and having a channel through the wall. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150171518

Multi-band antenna

A multiband antenna for mobile devices that includes both energized and parasitically-coupled resonant elements. An energized element is fed radio frequency energy and resonates at a first frequency. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150170020

Reducing dynamic range of low-rank decomposition matrices

Features are disclosed for reducing the dynamic range of an approximated trained artificial neural network weight matrix in an automatic speech recognition system. The weight matrix may be approximated as two low-rank matrices using a decomposition technique. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150169716

Volume cohorts in object-redundant storage systems

Cohorts may be created on storage nodes in an object-redundant storage system that uses replication and/or a redundant encoding technique. In a cohort with n nodes, m data elements (replicas or shards) of an object are stored to m of the nodes that are randomly (or otherwise) selected from the n nodes. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150169665

Receiver-side data deduplication in data systems

Methods and apparatus for receiving uploaded data from a sender at a receiver. A data deduplication technique is described that may reduce the bandwidth used in uploading data from the sender to the receiver. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150169658

Static sorted index replication

Static sorted index replication is described. A method may include receiving data to store in a memory tree of a replica in a partitioned distributed data store. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150169655

Efficient query processing in columnar databases using bloom filters

A bloom filter is generated for efficient query processing for unsorted data in a column of a columnar database. Bloom filters represented as bitmaps are generated for data blocks storing data for a column of a columnar database table. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150169417

Managing replication of computing nodes for provided computer networks

Techniques are described for providing managed computer networks, such as for managed virtual computer networks overlaid on one or more other underlying computer networks. In some situations, the techniques include facilitating replication of a primary computing node that is actively participating in a managed computer network, such as by maintaining one or more other computing nodes in the managed computer network as replicas, and using such replica computing nodes in various manners. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150169412

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

06/18/15 / #20150169343

Virtual machine image conversion tool

Techniques are described for facilitating sharing and reuse of executable software images between multiple execution environments. In at least some situations, the executable software images are virtual machine images (e.g., images that are bootable or otherwise loadable by a virtual machine in a particular virtualization environment, and that each include operating system software and/or software for one or more application programs, optionally along with one or more hard disks or other representations of stored data). ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150169253

Reconciling volumelets in volume cohorts

Cohorts may be created on storage nodes in an object-redundant storage system that uses replication and/or a redundant encoding technique. In a cohort with n nodes, m data elements (replicas or shards) of an object are stored to m of the nodes that are selected from the n nodes. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150169203

Approaches for sharing data between electronic devices

Systems and approaches arc provided to enable multiple user devices to share data between devices. In one scenario, a user may click on or touch a telephone hyperlink from a browser of a desktop computer to initiate a telephone call from the user's mobile phone. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150169053

Controlling power consumption based on user gaze

The determination of a gaze direction or field of view of a user with respect to a computing device can control aspects of the device, such as to reduce power or resource consumption. A computing device can include an imaging element and software for locating aspects of a user's facial features relative to the device, such that an orientation of the user's features relative to the device can be determined. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150168727

Pointer tracking for eye-level scanners and displays

A wearable computer device may include multiple imaging devices or other sensors working in concert to recognize conditions, objects or areas of an environment in which the wearable computer device is situated. The device may include a imaging device and a sensor, which may but need not be a imaging device, for sensing and capturing information regarding the environment. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150166271

Storage system with stacking totes

A system for holding items includes a base tier including two or more totes and one or more higher tiers stacked on the base tier. Each of the higher tiers includes one or more totes stacked on a tote of a lower tier. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/18/15 / #20150165922

Relay locations for mobile automated vehicles

This disclosure describes an automated mobile vehicle configured to autonomously provide coverage for inoperable infrastructure components at various locations. For example, a plurality of automated mobile vehicles may be deployed to provide emergency lighting, a wireless network, audio, video, etc., at an event area. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/11/15 / #20150163299

Load balancer

According to one embodiment, an apparatus comprises an interface and one or more processors. The interface receives a request for a web page from a web browser. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/11/15 / #20150163158

Identity and access management-based access control in virtual networks

Methods and apparatus for providing identity and access management-based access control for connections between entities in virtual (overlay) network environments. At the encapsulation layer of the overlay network, an out-of-band connection creation process may be leveraged to enforce access control and thus allow or deny overlay network connections between sources and targets according to policies. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/11/15 / #20150162801

Energy reclamation from air-moving systems

A data center includes a computing room, computing devices in the computing room, an air handling system, and a turbine system. Air moved by the air handling system flows across heat producing components in the computing devices in the computing room. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/11/15 / #20150161693

Metadata map repository

Disclosed are various embodiments for a catalog mapping tool application. The application is executable in at least one computing device and comprises logic that identifies a system catalog of an item and a user catalog of the item. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/11/15 / #20150161187

Evaluation of nodes

Disclosed are various embodiments for assessing the quality of a node that comprises a collection of items containing textual data. The homogeneity of the node can be related to its quality. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/11/15 / #20150161184

Data storage inventory indexing

Embodiments of the present disclosure are directed to, among other things, managing inventory indexing of one or more data storage devices. In some examples, a storage service may store an index associated with archived data. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/11/15 / #20150160956

Automatic directory join for virtual machine instances

A customer utilizes an interface provided by a virtual computer system service to provision a virtual machine instance and join this instance to a directory. The interface may have previously obtained the domain name and the internet protocol addresses for one or more directories available to the customer for joining the virtual machine instance. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/11/15 / #20150160948

Firmware updates during limited time period

When providing a user with native access to at least a portion of device hardware, the user can be prevented from modifying firmware and other configuration information by controlling the mechanisms used to update that information. In some embodiments, an asymmetric keying approach can be used to encrypt or sign the firmware. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/04/15 / #20150156562

Providing extrinsic data for video content

Disclosed are various embodiments for providing extrinsic data relevant to a video content feature. A request for a video content feature is obtained from a client. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/04/15 / #20150156388

Integrated light sensor for dynamic exposure adjustment

The amount of resources needed to provide automatic exposure control (aec) for a camera of a computing device, as well as the amount of latency required to determine an appropriate exposure setting for current conditions, can be improved utilizing an ambient light sensor (als) that is integrated with a camera module corresponding to the camera. The als can capture data regarding the amount of ambient light around the device, and a microprocessor or other component of the camera module can analyze the data using an aec algorithm or other such process to determine one or more initial exposure settings for the camera. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/04/15 / #20150156280

Performance-based determination of request modes

Features are disclosed for determining preferred content request modes for client computing devices when initiating content requests. The request modes may correspond to direct requests (e.g., requests made from a client device directly to a content sever hosting requested content) or to indirect requests (e.g., requests made from the client device to the content server via an intermediary system). ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/04/15 / #20150156279

Browser-based analysis of content request mode performance

Features are disclosed for selecting preferred content request modes on a client computing device when initiating content requests. The request modes may correspond to direct requests (e.g., requests made from a client device directly to a content sever hosting requested content) or to indirect requests (e.g., requests made from the client device to the content server via an intermediary system). ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/04/15 / #20150156174

Data transfer optimizations

Data transfer between a first computer system and a second computer system utilize parallel servers of the second computer system. A plurality of data chunks collectively comprise a data object. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/04/15 / #20150156135

Reputation-based mediation of virtual control planes

Control planes of virtual resource providers may be customized in a secure, stable and efficient manner with virtual control planes. Control planes may be modularized. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/04/15 / #20150156123

System and method for throttling service requests using work-based tokens

A system that provides services to clients may receive and service requests, various ones of which may require different amounts of work. An admission control mechanism may manage requests based on tokens, each of which represents a fixed amount of work. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/04/15 / #20150154685

Automated detection of new item features by analysis of item attribute data

A system may identify new features of items represented in an electronic catalog by comparing the attributes of items from an earlier time period (e.g., 1 to 3 years ago) with the attributes of items from a later or more recent time period (e.g., today) for a given items classification. By identifying attributes associated with items from the later time period, but not with items from the earlier time period, the system can identify new features associated with the given items classification. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/04/15 / #20150154506

Browser-based selection of content request modes

Features are disclosed for generating request decision models for use by client computing devices to determine request paths or modes for content requests. The request modes may correspond to direct requests (e.g., requests made from a client device directly to a content server hosting requested content) or to indirect requests (e.g., requests made from the client device to the content server via an intermediary system). ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/04/15 / #20150151913

Method and apparatus for managing the allocation of items to processing stations in an order fulfillment process

Various embodiments of a method and apparatus for managing the allocation of items to processing stations in an order fulfillment process are described. The apparatus for managing the allocation of items to processing stations in an order fulfillment process may include a conveyance mechanism including at least one item inducted into the conveyance mechanism. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/04/15 / #20150151912

Inter-facility transport in inventory management and fulfillment systems

In an infrastructure that uses a mobile order fulfillment system, robotic drive units may be dispatched and instructed to bring inventory holders to a workstation where at least one of the inventory holders is packed and prepared for shipment. The robotic drive units are then instructed to move the prepared inventory holder to a transport vehicle such as a truck. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/28/15 / #20150150081

Template representation of security resources

Systems and methods are described for enabling users to model security resources and user access keys as resources in a template language. The template can be used to create and update a stack of resources that will provide a network-accessible service. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/28/15 / #20150149979

Dynamic model based software application development

A system and method of dynamically generating software is provided. Applications are created in a set of workflow models which are tested in an interpretive test environment. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/28/15 / #20150149961

Motion-based character selection

Various interfaces and control schemes are provided that enable a user to enter text or select specific elements of an interface based at least in part upon relative motion. In some embodiments, a user can enter text by tilting a device to locate a specific character, and press on a button or specified area of a device to select that character. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/28/15 / #20150149642

Determining computing-related resources to use based on client-specified constraints

Techniques are described for facilitating a client's control over use of computing-related resources on the client's behalf. In some situations, a client's control is based on specifying a group of one or more resource usage constraints with a client resource constraint manager service, which provides information about the client-specified constraints to one or more other remote network services with which the client interacts. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/28/15 / #20150149631

Customer-directed networking limits in distributed systems

Methods and apparatus for supporting customer-directed networking limits in distributed systems are disclosed. A client request is received via a programmatic interface, indicating a particular lower resource usage limit to be imposed on at least one category of network traffic at a particular instance of a network-accessible service. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/28/15 / #20150149611

Centralized resource usage visualization service for large-scale network topologies

Methods and apparatus for supporting customer-directed networking limits in distributed systems are disclosed. A client request is received via a programmatic interface, indicating a particular lower resource usage limit to be imposed on at least one category of network traffic at a particular instance of a network-accessible service. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/28/15 / #20150149402

Efficient query processing using histograms in a columnar database

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

05/28/15 / #20150149319

Performing marketplace actions based on social networking tags

Aspects of the present disclosure relate to managing a user account based on information received from a social networking service. In accordance with aspects of the present disclosure, a user can associate an account on a social networking service with a separate account on a marketplace system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/28/15 / #20150146274

Electro-wetting display apparatus

An electro-wetting display apparatus includes a first base substrate, a plurality of first electrodes on the first base substrate, an insulating layer which overlaps the first electrodes, a pixel wall on the insulating layer, where the pixel wall partitions a plurality of pixels respectively corresponding to the plurality of first electrodes, a second base substrate which face the first base substrate, a second electrode on the second base substrate and including a plurality of openings, and a fluid between the first base substrate and the second base substrate and in the plurality of pixels. The movement of the fluid in the plurality of pixels is controlled by voltages respectively applied to the first electrodes and the second electrode.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/21/15 / #20150143528

Risk assessment for software applications

Disclosed are various embodiments for assessing risk associated with a software application on a user computing device in an enterprise networked environment. An application rating is generated for the software application based at least in part on application characteristics. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/21/15 / #20150143527

Managing virtual computing testing

Systems, methods, and interfaces for the management of virtual machine instances and other programmatically controlled networks are provided. The hosted virtual networks are configured in a manner such that a virtual machine manager of the virtual network may monitor activity such as user requests, network traffic, and the status and execution of various virtual machine instances to determine possible security assessments. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/21/15 / #20150142970

Network link monitoring and testing

In some embodiments, a link monitoring system (“lms”) is configured to obtain link status metrics and packet transmission metrics for network links forming a network channel between a first network device and a second network device. The lms can obtain link status metrics from the first network device and the second network device and can also initiate the generation of packets on the network links to obtain the packet transmission metrics. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/21/15 / #20150142771

Adjusting search result user interfaces based upon query language

Disclosed are various embodiments of adjusting a search result user interface when a foreign language search query is detected. A search query associated with a search request is obtained. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/21/15 / #20150140992

Initiation of wireless service

Disclosed are various embodiments for implementing wireless service for a wireless device. In a representative embodiment, a service initiation system is executed in a computing device that communicates with a service provider system over a network to activate a wireless service associated with a newly purchased wireless device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/21/15 / #20150139241

Stateless packet segmentation and processing

High-speed processing of packets to, and from, a virtualization environment can be provided while utilizing segmentation offload and other such functionality of commodity hardware. Virtualization information can be added to extension portions of protocol headers, for example, such that the payload portion is unchanged and, when physical address information is added to a frame, a frame can be processed using commodity hardware. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/21/15 / #20150138624

Substrate for an electrowetting display device and method of manufacturing the substrate

A substrate for an electrowetting display device including a pixel electrode, a partition wall pattern and a water-repellent pattern. The pixel electrode is formed on a base substrate. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/21/15 / #20150138377

Systems and methods for lens characterization

Methods and systems for analyzing camera lenses and presenting information regarding camera lenses performance are described. An interactive user interface is provided over a network for display on a user terminal by a computer system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/21/15 / #20150138163

Correcting for parallax in electronic displays

The ability of a user to provide input when using a touch screen or other such element of a computing device can be improved by correcting for parallax errors. A camera of the computing device can determine the relative position of the user's head or eyes with respect to the device, and determine a viewing perspective of the user with respect to content displayed on the touch screen. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150128128

Software distribution architecture for hardware devices

A software distribution architecture includes cloud-based services and user devices that access those services. When a user purchases a new device, the cloud-based services identifies the user, associates the new device with the user, and determines whether the user has existing devices presently registered with the service. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127981

Failure resiliency provisioning

Aspects of provisioning computing units based on improved failure resiliency are described. In one embodiment, an infrastructure component shared between a pair of computing units is identified. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127789

Encoding traffic classification information for networking configuration

Methods and apparatus for encoding traffic classification information for a networking configuration system are disclosed. At a networking configuration server, a hierarchy of network traffic categories and corresponding networking configuration options are generated. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127783

Centralized networking configuration in distributed systems

Methods and apparatus for centralized networking configuration in distributed systems are disclosed. Networking related metrics from a plurality of sources within a distributed system are obtained at a networking configuration server. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127769

Strict queue ordering in a distributed system

Methods and systems for implementing strict queue ordering in a distributed system are disclosed. A plurality of messages are distributed to a plurality of queue servers based on strict order parameters for the messages. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127620

Object loss reporting in a data storage system

In response to receiving a request from a client to store an object, a key-durable storage system may assign the object to a volume in its data store, generate a key for the object (e.g., an opaque identifier that encodes information for locating the object in the data store), store the object on one disk in the assigned volume, store the key redundantly in the assigned volume (e.g., using a replication or erasure coding technique), and may return the key to the client. To retrieve the object, the client may send a request including the key, and the system may return the object to the client. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127578

Stateless simulation service

A proxy simulation service can be used to test a complex system, such as a fulfillment network, that depends on upstream and downstream processes in order to operate. The proxy simulation service can be configured to send an event, such as an order request, so as to appear to be sent from a process upstream of the system; and can be configured to receive a request from the system, such as a request to charge payment information, so as to appear as a downstream process of the system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127491

Determining search relevance from user feedback

Disclosed are various embodiments for using relevance indications provided by a user in performing a search. Search results corresponding to a search query are provided to a user of a client computing device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127412

Workflow management system

A workflow management system can be implemented by one or more computing systems or services. The workflow management system may be used with a variety of different types of workflows, such as one or more fulfillment systems. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150127142

Receiving items into inventory

The present disclosure involves the receipt of inventory items in a materials handling facility. In one embodiment, a listing of inventory items associated with an inventory is maintained in a memory accessible to a computing device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150124396

Skin-dependent device components

Additional components or functionality can be provided for a computing device by coupling the device with one or more device skins. Each device skin can include one or more components that can be utilized by the computing device, such that a user of the computing device can obtain desired functionality by selecting an appropriate skin. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/07/15 / #20150124310

Mechanical stress mitigation in electrowetting display structures

The subject matter disclosed herein relates to an electrowetting display comprising: a dielectric barrier layer formed on a substrate; a hydrophobic layer formed on the dielectric barrier layer, wherein the dielectric barrier layer maintains a separation between the hydrophobic layer and the substrate; a patterned pixel grid formed on the hydrophobic layer, wherein the patterned pixel grid comprises rows and columns of pixel walls that form field pixels and border pixels; an oil film overlying the hydrophobic layer, wherein the oil film is partitioned by the patterned pixel grid; and an electrolyte overlying the oil film and the patterned pixel grid, wherein one or more of the rows or the columns of pixel walls of the patterned pixel grid includes a substantially nonlinear-shaped portion to reduce sheer stress between the patterned pixel grid and the hydrophobic layer.. . ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150121400

Managing private use of program execution capacity

Techniques are described for managing execution of programs, including using excess program execution capacity of one or more computing systems. For example, a private pool of excess computing capacity may be maintained for a user based on unused dedicated program execution capacity allocated for that user, with the private pool of excess capacity being available for priority use by that user. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150120917

Methods and apparatus for scalable private services

Methods and apparatus for providing scalable private services in service provider networking environments. A service provider that provides a large, public, multi-tenant implementation of a web service to multiple customers via a public api endpoint may allow a customer to request the establishment of a private implementation of the service. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150120761

Systems and methods for selecting components for inclusion in portions of a displayable file

Systems and methods are provided for selecting components to include in portions of a displayable file. Selecting the components may include determining an order of the components for each portion of the displayable file. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150120677

Validation of log formats

Systems and methods for validation of log formats are described herein. Log data is stored via a logging service in a data store or other storage system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150120658

System and method for splitting a replicated data partition

A system that implements a data storage service may store data on behalf of storage service clients. The system may maintain data in multiple replicas of partitions that are stored on respective computing nodes in the system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150120094

Unmanned aerial vehicle delivery system

This disclosure describes an unmanned aerial vehicle (“uav”) configured to autonomously deliver items of inventory to various destinations. The uav may receive inventory information and a destination location and autonomously retrieve the inventory from a location within a materials handling facility, compute a route from the materials handling facility to a destination and travel to the destination to deliver the inventory.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150117995

System and method for maneuvering a mobile drive unit

A mobile drive unit is provided for transporting an inventory holder. The mobile drive unit is operable to dock with the inventory holder, move the inventory holder in a first translational direction, and while docked with the inventory holder, selectively rotate the inventory holder while continuing to move in the first translational direction.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150116861

Hard disk drive assembly with field-separable mechanical module and drive control

A system for storing data includes a rack, one or more data storage drive assemblies coupled to the rack, and a data control module coupled to the rack. The data storage drive assemblies include one or more drive mechanical modules configured to store data and one or more drive control modules coupled to the drive mechanical modules. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150116518

Dynamic image selection

Image capture can be improved by capturing a sequence of images and analyzing the images to select the image with the least blur and/or an acceptable amount of blur. Gradients can be calculated for at least a portion of the images, and gradient histograms generated. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/30/15 / #20150116212

Viewer-based device control

A computing device can monitor the gaze direction of people around the device to determine whether any unintended viewers are viewing content displayed on the device. A user can activate a privacy mode of the device, such that when an unintended viewer is detected the device can take an appropriate action. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/23/15 / #20150113406

Systems and methods for streaming media content

Disclosed are various embodiments for facilitating streaming of media content. Video content is retrieved over a network from one or more client devices capturing video content. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/23/15 / #20150113383

Analysis of web application state

Disclosed are various embodiments for obtaining captures of network pages from an electronic commerce system, wherein each of the captures comprises attributes of the respective one of the network pages and capture data of one of the network pages in a browser. The system identifies a correlated pair of the captures having a positive degree of correlation between the attributes of a respective pair of the network pages. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/23/15 / #20150113053

Distributed network page generation

Disclosed are various embodiments for distributed generation of network pages from portions of network pages. A first request for a network page is obtained. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/23/15 / #20150113022

Managing media content, playlist sharing

Electronic content items which may be associated into playlists and located throughout a plurality of sources may be managed using at least one media content manager. A compatibility hierarchy may be used to determine compatibility of certain electronic content items with other electronic content items associated with other sources in order to populate playlists.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/23/15 / #20150113021

Managing media content, federated player

Electronic content items may be organized into playlists and associated with a plurality of sources. These playlists may be managed using at least one media content manager. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/23/15 / #20150112999

System and method for 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 an item be stored, retrieved, deleted, or its attributes modified; or that a table be queried (or scanned) with filtered items and/or their attributes returned. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/23/15 / #20150109656

Electrowetting display device and manufacturing method thereof

The present disclosure relates to an electrowetting display device and a manufacturing method for the same, using a uv light reactive fluorosurfactant layer. The uv light reactive fluorosurfactant layer can include a uv-cured fluorine based material positioned above a cured uv reactive material. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/16/15 / #20150106787

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

04/16/15 / #20150106717

Presenting content related to current media consumption

Disclosed are various embodiments for presenting content items that are related to media items that are currently being consumed by a user. A media item in a stream of media items being presented to a client is identified. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/16/15 / #20150106525

Distribution of applications over a dispersed network

Disclosed are various embodiments for facilitating anticipatory distribution of applications to a network of remote hosts. A demand for each of the applications is calculated. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/16/15 / #20150106412

Local storage linked to networked storage system

Disclosed are various embodiments for storage of files. A removable memory device is configured to couple to a computing device, and a storage management application is stored in the removable memory device, the storage management application being executable by a processor circuit. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/16/15 / #20150106338

Frequent data set captures for volume forensics

Techniques, including systems and methods, take frequent captures of data sets for the purpose of forensic analysis. The data set captures are taken at the block level in various embodiments. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/16/15 / #20150106331

Data set capture management with forecasting

A set of virtualized computing services may include multiple types of virtualized data store differentiated by characteristics such as latency, throughput, durability and cost. A sequence of captures of a data set from one data store to another may be scheduled to achieve a variety of virtualized computing service user and provider goals such as lowering a probability of data loss, lowering costs, and computing resource load leveling. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/16/15 / #20150106325

Distributed storage of aggregated data

Techniques are described for managing aggregation of data in a distributed manner, such as for a particular client based on specified configuration information. The described techniques may include storing aggregated data values for an olap cube or other data structure in a distributed manner, such as in some situations in a distributed hash table. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/16/15 / #20150105106

Mobile notifications based upon location

Disclosed are various embodiments employed to generate device notifications based upon location data associated with a mobile device. To this end, a request to generate a device notification is obtained from a user application. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/09/15 / #20150100688

Tracking user behavior relative to a network page

Disclosed are various embodiments for tracking user behavior relative to a network page and identifying user interest in various content items of the network page according to the user behavior. A network page that includes multiple content items is rendered for display in a client. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/09/15 / #20150100631

Proactive transmission of network content

A process is provided for providing network content to a client computing device by one or more content providers in conjunction with a network computing provider. The client computing device requests a network resource from the network computing provider. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/09/15 / #20150100630

System and method for throttling service requests having non-uniform workloads

A system that provides services to clients may receive and service requests, various ones of which may require different amounts of work. The system may determine whether it is operating in an overloaded or underloaded state based on a current work throughput rate, a target work throughput rate, a maximum request rate, or an actual request rate, and may dynamically adjust the maximum request rate in response. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/09/15 / #20150099558

Using sensors to trigger transmit power management

A user device transmits data at a first transmit power level. The user device detects a presence of a human body part within a predetermined distance from an antenna of the user device using one or more sensors disposed at a back side of the user device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/09/15 / #20150097799

Reduction of touch-sensor interference from active display

An interference suppression module coordinates devices susceptible to interference such as a touch sensor with potentially interference generating devices such as a display drive matrix, an active haptic device, and so forth. As a result of status signals generated by the interference suppression module, controllers of the susceptible devices may modify the input received to mitigate or avoid interference.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/09/15 / #20150097436

Busbar connection assembly

Various embodiments of a busbar connection assembly comprise a first conductive plate and a second conductive plate. The first conductive plate is parallel to the second conductive plate. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/02/15 / #20150095919

Methods and system for swapping memory in a virtual machine environment

In this disclosure, techniques are described for more efficiently sharing resources across multiple virtual machine instances. For example, techniques are disclosed for allowing additional virtual machine instances to be supported by a single computing system by more efficiently allocating memory to virtual machine instances by providing page swapping in a virtualized environment and/or predictive page swapping. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/02/15 / #20150095191

Global merchant network

Techniques for providing a global merchant network are provided. In some embodiments, a global merchant network can be established for enabling items offered in a first geographic region by one party to be offered in a different geographic region by a different party. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/02/15 / #20150095026

Speech recognizer with multi-directional decoding

In an automatic speech recognition (asr) processing system, asr processing may be configured to process speech based on multiple channels of audio received from a beamformer. The asr processing system may include a microphone array and the beamformer to output multiple channels of audio such that each channel isolates audio in a particular direction. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/02/15 / #20150093985

Passive cooling system with ambient fluid collection

A passive cooling system routes air from an enclosure to an ambient environment, via a chimney effect, through one or more indirect pathways and re-directs environmental elements received from the ambient environment. One or more vanes are arranged within an interior space, such that the vanes collectively form one or more indirect pathways to the ambient environment. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

04/02/15 / #20150091903

Simulating three-dimensional views using planes of content

Approaches enable image content (e.g., still or video content) to be displayed in such a way that the image content will appear, to a viewer, to include portions with different locations in physical space, with the relative positioning of those portions being determined at least in part upon a current relative position and/or orientation of the viewer with respect to the device, as well as changes in that relative position and/or orientation. For example, image content can be grouped or otherwise contained or assigned to different planes, levels, or other such groupings of content. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150089616

Techniques for user authentication

Techniques for user authentication are disclosed. In some situations, the techniques include receiving, from a client device, an authentication request to access a network resource, the request including a user identifier, obtaining a security credential associated with the user identifier contained in the received request, generating an authorization code based on the obtained security credential, providing to the client device instructions to obtain first information corresponding to the generated authorization code, receiving, from the client device, the first information provided in response to the provided instructions, and, when the first information received from the client device corresponds to at least a portion of the generated authorization code, authorizing the client device to access the network resource.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150089244

Data security using request-supplied keys

Requests are submitted to a request processing entity where the requests include a cryptographic key to be used in fulfilling the request. The request processing entity, upon receipt of the request, extracts the key from the request and uses the key to perform one or more cryptographic operations to fulfill the request. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150089233

Resource locators with keys

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

03/26/15 / #20150089077

Managing data transfer using streaming protocols

Techniques are described for managing data transmissions between computing systems based at least in part on using a streaming transport protocol. At least some such data transmissions may be performed using http, with one or more underlying transport protocols used to implement the http-based data transmissions. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150089049

Wide area network monitoring

As exterior routing protocols generally do not provide information about the internal routing paths of an autonomous system, a particular autonomous system has limited information about the internal health of other autonomous systems. However, if a monitoring system has access to routing data and/or other network data from multiple points of an autonomous system, the monitoring system can estimate, with some accuracy, the health of the autonomous system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150089038

Service discovery using a network

Described are techniques and systems for service discovery on a network. A media device on the network generates a signature indicative of a particular set of one or more services available for execution on the media device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150089034

Client-premise resource control via provider-defined interfaces

Methods and apparatus for client-premise resource control using provider-defined interfaces are described. A set of programmatic interfaces enabling clients to submit registration requests is implemented. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088966

Service activity user interface

Described are techniques and systems for providing a user interface which provides information about one or more activities being performed by services available among affiliated devices. The information is based on activity data which may be obtained through a subscription-publication mechanism with the affiliated devices. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088960

Connection following during network reconfiguration

An allocated ip address is remapped from a first virtual machine to a second virtual machine while maintaining existing client connections on the first virtual machine. A communication channel is established between the first and second virtual machines, and existing connections associated with the ip address are tracked. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088767

Reusable shipping packages for electronic marketplace sellers

Techniques for improving the efficiency of an electronic marketplace are disclosed herein. In particular, methods for implementing reusable packaging in fulfillment of orders by participants who are both consumers and sellers in an electronic marketplace are described. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088731

Kiosk management system

A kiosk management system may identify items with which to pre-stock a plurality of geographically distributed kiosks. The identified items may be delivered from a distribution center to one or more distribution agents, who then deliver the identified items to individual kiosks. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088698

Mobile transactions with a kiosk management system

A method and system of conducting a mobile transaction with a kiosk management system operating a plurality of kiosks for requested items is provided. A consumer may possess a portable device configured to communicate with the kiosk management system such that the kiosk management system may provide requested items to a selected kiosk from the plurality of kiosks. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088694

Kiosk network in a kiosk management system

A kiosk apparatus, method and system of providing and distributing a plurality of items to one or more consumers is provided. Each kiosk in a plurality of kiosks may be configured to communicate with a kiosk management system to provide inventory data, which is provided to consumers such that one or more requested items may be reserved in a transaction. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088493

Providing descriptive information associated with objects

Techniques for providing descriptive information associated with objects may be provided. For example, requests to define an object may be received and monitored. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088307

Inventory distribution method and system

An inventory distribution system and method of providing a plurality of items to a plurality of kiosks is provided. The inventory distribution system may maintain and update a plurality of inventory records associated with the plurality of items provided by the plurality of kiosks, which can be used to determine and update quantities of the plurality of items at specific kiosks. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150088302

Inter-facility transport in inventory management and fulfillment systems

In an infrastructure that uses a mobile order fulfillment system, robotic drive units may be dispatched and instructed to bring inventory holders to a workstation where at least one of the inventory holders is packed and prepared for shipment. The robotic drive units are then instructed to move the prepared inventory holder to a transport vehicle such as a truck. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150085343

Electrowetting element with controlled fluid motion

An electrowetting element includes a first fluid and a second fluid and a support plate having a first surface adjoining less than all of a perimeter of a second surface. The first surface has a wettability for the first fluid lower than a wettability of the second surface for the first fluid. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150085342

Electrowetting element

An electrowetting element comprising: a first fluid and a second fluid immiscible with the first fluid; and a surface. The first and second fluids are switchable to a first configuration by application of a voltage, the first fluid adjoining a first area of the surface and the second fluid adjoining a second area of the surface in the first configuration. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150084942

Control method

An electrowetting element includes a first fluid and a second fluid immiscible with the first fluid, as well as a surface, wherein display effects depend on an extent that the first and second fluids adjoin the surface, in dependence on applied voltage. Operation includes receiving data representing a first display effect for display; receiving data representing a subsequent display effect for display after display of the first display effect; comparing data representing the first display effect with data representing said subsequent display effect to determine a difference indicative of a change of the extent the second fluid adjoins the surface between display of the first display effect and display of the subsequent display effect; and depending on said difference, selectively outputting data for driving the electrowetting element to display a different display effect, instead of the subsequent display effect, consecutively after displaying the first display effect.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150084743

Device operations based on configurable input sequences

An electronic device may be configured to identify configuration information associated with input sequences. In some examples, the configuration information may enable an association between the input sequences and operations capable of being performed by the electronic device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/26/15 / #20150084419

Rack power distribution unit with detachable cables

A system includes a rack, computing devices coupled to the rack, a rack pdu, and one or more input power cables. The rack pdu includes an enclosure, two or more power input receptacles on the enclosure, and two or more power output receptacles on the enclosure. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150082428

Detecting anomalous behavior patterns in an electronic environment

The behavior of a group of resources, such as a fleet of servers, can be monitored to attempt to determine a baseline of acceptable behaviors. When a behavior is observed, the baseline can be consulted to determine whether the behavior is indicated to be acceptable. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150082310

Providing configurable bootstrapping of software execution

Techniques are described for facilitating execution of software programs in a configurable manner, including to configure bootstrapping operations that are performed at startup of the software programs. At least some of the software programs may be software images that each include, for example, a defined file system, an operating system, and one or more application programs. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150082181

Approaches for three-dimensional object display

Approaches enable three-dimensional (3d) display and interaction with interfaces (such as a webpage, an application, etc.) when the device is operating in a 3d view mode. For example, interface elements can be highlighted, emphasized, animated, or otherwise altered in appearance, and/or arrangement in the renderings of those interfaces based at least in part on an orientation of the device or a position of a user using the device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150082180

Approaches for three-dimensional object display used in content navigation

Approaches enable three-dimensional (3d) display and interaction with interfaces (such as a webpage, an application, etc.) when the device is operating in a 3d view mode. For example, interface elements can be highlighted, emphasized, animated, or otherwise altered in appearance, and/or arrangement in the renderings of those interfaces based at least in part on an orientation of the device or a position of a user using the device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150082152

Obfuscating network page structure

Disclosed are various embodiments for inhibiting or preventing automated data extraction from network pages. A source for a network page having a document structure is obtained. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150082145

Approaches for three-dimensional object display

Approaches enable three-dimensional (3d) display and interaction with interfaces (such as a webpage, an application, etc.) when the device is operating in a 3d view mode. For example, interface elements can be highlighted, emphasized, animated, or otherwise altered in appearance, and/or arrangement in the renderings of those interfaces based at least in part on an orientation of the device or a position of a user using the device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150082039

Network connection automation

A computing resource service provider receives a request from a customer to establish a physical connection between a provider network device and a customer network device in a colocation center. Once the connection has been established, the customer may transmit cryptographic authentication information, through the physical connection, to the provider network device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150081897

Latency measurement in resource requests

Systems and method for the management and processing resource of requests by a service provider, such as a content delivery network (“cdn”) service provider, on behalf of a content provider are provided. The cdn service provider can measure the performance associated with the delivery of resources to requesting client computing devices from various computing devices associated with the cdn service provider. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150081896

Latency measurement in resource requests

Systems and method for the management and processing of resource requests by a service provider, such as a content delivery network (“cdn”) service provider, on behalf of a content provider are provided. The cdn service provider can measure the performance associated with the delivery of resources to a requesting client computing devices from various computing devices associated with the cdn service provider. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150081842

Network resource identification

A system, method and computer-readable medium for client-side processing of resource identifiers. A client request for content is returned that includes information for generating a request for translation information and a number of embedded resource identifiers. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150081839

Fast sequential message store

A broker may be used as an intermediary to exchange messages between producers and consumers. The broker may store and dispatch messages from a physical queue stored in a persistent memory. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150081810

Email webclient notification queuing

Notifications received from an email server can be stored and provided to a webclient upon subsequent communications from the webclient received at an http server. Notifications stored in a database or a storage are retrieved and transmitted to the webclient by backup or alternate http servers when the webclient requests service. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150081808

Email webclient automatic failover

An attachment received from a webclient for a message in composition can be saved by an http server in a storage system. Location information for the attachment can be stored in a database in a record associated with the webclient. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150081583

Confirming delivery location using radio fingerprinting

A system and method for confirming a delivery location. A delivery agent equipped with a device, for example, a mobile device, delivers a package to a location. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150081374

Client-selectable power source options for network-accessible service units

Methods and apparatus for client-selectable power source options for network-accessible service units are described. A programmatic interface is implemented to enable clients of a service to select, from among a plurality of power source categories including a renewable category and a non-renewable category, a power source category to be used for a service unit. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150078623

Enhanced face recognition in video

The computational resources needed to perform processes such as image recognition can be reduced by determining appropriate frames of image information to use for the processing. In some embodiments, infrared imaging can be used to determine when a person is looking substantially towards a device, such that an image frame captured at that time will likely be adequate for facial recognition. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150078586

User input with fingerprint sensor

Devices such as tablets, smartphones, media players, and so forth may incorporate a fingerprint sensor to support acquisition of biometric identification data. As described herein, input data from the fingerprint sensor may be used to control one or more functions of the device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150078459

Altering streaming video encoding based on user attention

Disclosed are various embodiments for adjusting the encoding of a video signal into a video stream based on user attention. A video signal is encoded into a video stream. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150077834

Electrowetting display device with a wall on a lower hydrophobicity area

An electrowetting display device includes a wall layer having a first part located on a first area of a surface of a hydrophobic layer and a second part located on a second area of the surface. The second area has a lower hydrophobicity than the first area.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150077833

Electrowetting display and method of manufacturing the same

An electrowetting display includes first and second substrates facing each other, an electrowetting layer, a first electrode, a second electrode, and a hydrophobic barrier layer. The electrowetting layer is disposed between the first substrate and the second substrate and includes a first fluid and a second fluid, and the first fluid has an electrical conductivity or a polarity. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/19/15 / #20150077323

Dynamic object tracking for user interfaces

Systems and approaches provide for user interfaces (uis) that are based on object tracking. For example, the object may be a user's head or face. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074431

System and method for managing power feeds through waveform monitoring

Managing power feeds includes monitoring a waveform of a high-voltage power feed supplied to an electrical load to detect potential interruption of the high-voltage power feed and switching to another power feed to supply power to the electrical load in response to identifying the waveform pattern. Monitoring a waveform includes processing the waveform to determine if one or more waveform patterns are present in the waveform. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150074391

Verification of user communication addresses

Disclosed are various embodiments for performing stateless verification of communication addresses. Encrypted verification data is generated for a user, including a communication address, an identifier of the user, a verification code, and a timestamp. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/12/15 / #20150073587

Modular material handling system for order fulfillment

Methods and apparatus for material handling in an order fulfillment center. An order fulfillment system may include inventory storage, a processing area, and a control system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/05/15 / #20150067830

Dynamic application security verification

Disclosed are various embodiments for performing security verifications for dynamic applications. An instance of an application is executed. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/05/15 / #20150067159

Hosted network management

Systems and methods are disclosed that facilitate the evaluation of hosted computing devices in accordance with target patterns. A set of target patterns can be developed for elements common to a plurality of hosted computing networks. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/05/15 / #20150067111

Providing enhanced data retrieval from remote locations

Techniques are described for providing client computing nodes with enhanced access to data from remote locations, such as by providing and using local capabilities specific to the remote locations. In at least some situations, the access of a client computing node to data from a remote location may be enhanced by automatically performing activities local to the client computing node that improve the efficiency of communications sent between the client computing node and the remote location. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066981

Url rescue by execution of search using information extracted from invalid url

A server system is disclosed that is capable of providing responsive content to a user when a request for an invalid url is received. In a preferred embodiment, the server system implements multiple rescue strategies for attempting to rescue the invalid url. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066791

Mining of user event data to identify users with common interests

A computer-implemented matching service matches users to other users, and/or to user communities, based at least in part on a computer analysis of event data reflective of user behaviors. The event data may, for example, evidence user affinities for particular items represented in an electronic catalog, such as book titles, music titles, movie titles, and/or other types of items that tend to reflect the traits of users. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066648

Recommendation of media content items based on geolocation and venue

Content items, such as e-books, audio files, video files, etc., may be recommended to a user based on the user's presence at a geolocation or venue. Geolocation is the geospatial location of the user, while a venue is a designated area for an activity, such as a concert hall, aircraft, waiting room, etc. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066494

Smart circular audio buffer

An audio buffer is used to capture audio in anticipation of a user command to do so. Sensors and processor activity may be monitored, looking for indicia suggesting that the user command may be forthcoming. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/05/15 / #20150066283

System and method for transporting personnel within an active workspace

Disclosed herein is a human transport device and associated system to transport a user within an active workspace. The human transport device may include a platform to support a user, an enclosure coupled to the platform to surround the user, a drive subsystem to power the human transport device, and a control unit to control the movement of the human transport device in coordination with active mobile drive units moving within the workspace. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/05/15 / #20150063558

Systems and methods for allocation of telephony resources on-demand

Organizations may employ private computer networks to enable customers to place a telephone call to customer service agents (csas). To maintain high customer service, it may desirable to expand the private computer network's ability to respond to customer calls on-demand. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/05/15 / #20150062121

Three-dimensional interface for content location

Instances of content, such as search results or browse items, can be displayed using a plurality of three-dimensional elements, with selected pieces of information for each instance placed upon faces, sides, or other portions of those elements. A user can view similar information for each of the instances of content by rotating the elements, such as by interacting with an input element or rotating a portable computing device rendering the elements. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/05/15 / #20150062006

Feature tracking for device input

A user can emulate touch screen events with motions and gestures that the user performs at a distance from a computing device. A user can utilize specific gestures, such as a pinch gesture, to designate portions of motion that are to be interpreted as input, to differentiate from other portions of the motion. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/05/15 / #20150061384

Shared backup power for data centers

In a data center having multiple resource zones, each of the zones has an uninterruptable power supply (ups) and associated power storage elements such as batteries. A power bus may be provided between the resource zones to connect the outputs of the power storage elements of the resource zones. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/26/15 / #20150058098

Peer-to-peer quorum sensing

Disclosed are embodiments configured to detect a quorum of peers in a peer to peer network. In one embodiment, a first peer receives a message originating in a second peer, where the message includes a peer identifier. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/26/15 / #20150057793

System and method for automatic picking of products in a materials handling facility

Systems and computer-implemented methods are provided for automatically picking up items or products in a materials handling facility. In one embodiment, a system includes a first sensor; a conveyor; a robotic hand including multiple digits, each digit having one or more suction cups attached thereto; a memory; and one or more processors, which are all coupled together. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/26/15 / #20150055821

Multi-tracker object tracking

Systems and approaches are provided for tracking an object using multiple tracking processes. By combining multiple lightweight tracking processes, object tracking can be robust, use a limited amount of power, and enable a computing device to respond to input corresponding to the motion of the object in real time. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/26/15 / #20150053773

Co-located antenna and electronic component

An apparatus includes a non-conductive sheet, an electrically conductive coil disposed on the non-conductive sheet, and an electronic component. The non-conductive sheet has a first surface, a second surface opposite the first surface, and a third surface extending from the first surface to the second surface, the third surface defining an opening. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/19/15 / #20150052109

Network-backed file system

Methods and systems for implementing a network-backed file system are disclosed. Data indicative of a plurality of subscriptions by a plurality of clients to respective subsections of a file system is stored. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/19/15 / #20150052067

Remote support of computing devices

A customer support application provides screen sharing of the user's computing device with a remote customer support agent, thereby enabling the customer support agent to view the content displayed on the user's device. The customer support agent can provide guidance to the user by transmitting support content back to the user's computing device, where the support content is displayed as an overlay on top of the user's normal user interface content. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/19/15 / #20150052025

Fulfillment of orders for items using 3d manufacturing on demand

Methods and systems can be provided for providing items manufactured on demand to users. A user request for an item can be received. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/19/15 / #20150052024

Providing services related to item delivery via 3d manufacturing on demand

Methods and systems can be provided for providing items manufactured on demand to users. A user request for an item can be received. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/19/15 / #20150052023

Item delivery using 3d manufacturing on demand

Methods and systems can be provided for providing items manufactured on demand to users. A user request for an item can be received. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/19/15 / #20150052000

Customization and other features for item delivery via 3d manufacturing on demand

Methods and systems can be provided for providing items manufactured on demand to users. A user request for an item can be received. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/19/15 / #20150051999

Vendor interface for item delivery via 3d manufacturing on demand

Methods and systems can be provided for providing items manufactured on demand to users. A user request for an item can be received. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/19/15 / #20150051952

Systems and methods for query input via telephony devices

Providers of goods and services may desire human input regarding the products that they offer. A vocal query service provides a mechanism to present queries to human respondents. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/19/15 / #20150049017

Gesture recognition for device input

A user can make a symbol with their hand, or other such gesture, at a distance from a computing device that can be captured by at least one imaging element of the device. The captured information can be analyzed to attempt to determine the location of distinguishing features of the symbol in the image information. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/12/15 / #20150047031

Securing execution of customer-supplied network page generation code

Disclosed are various embodiments for securing execution of page generation code supplied by customers. The page generation code may be instrumented with code that facilitates monitoring of one or more resources consumed by the page generation code. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/12/15 / #20150046922

Per request computer system instances

As requests are received, virtual computer systems are provisioned to process the requests. The virtual computer systems may be configured without various components typically implemented by virtual computer systems, such as traditional operating systems, network interfaces and the like. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/12/15 / #20150046921

Application boot image

Application boot images are generated for later instantiation of computer system images. A computer system partially executes executable code of an application source. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/12/15 / #20150046920

Request processing techniques

A computer system implements a hypervisor which, in turn, implements one or more computer system instances and a controller. The controller and a computer system instance share a memory. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/12/15 / #20150046901

Dynamic class loading

Approaches are described for loading code on an electronic device by altering the behavior of an application's classloader. The application can be received at an application store, and the application can be injected with code. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/12/15 / #20150046806

Personal user highlight from popular highlights

A popular highlight may be presented to a user who wishes to make the popular highlight a personal user highlight. Upon activation of a control, a personal user highlight is generated from the popular highlight. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/12/15 / #20150046596

Speculative generation of network page components

Disclosed are various embodiments for speculatively generating network page components to reduce network page generation latency. A request for a network page is received. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/12/15 / #20150046485

Parameter normalization for improved cache hit rate

A normalized caching system is configured to modify one or more parameters of a service request to generate a “normalized” service request, causing the service to return a normalized response. The normalized response is typically useful for servicing a wider range of subsequent requests than is a non-normalized response. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/12/15 / #20150046395

System and method for maintaining a master replica for reads and writes in a data store

A system that implements a data storage service may store data on behalf of clients in multiple replicas on respective computing nodes. The system may employ an external service to select a master replica for a replica group. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/12/15 / #20150046146

Delay in video for language translation

Disclosed are various embodiments for translation of speech in a video messaging application. A segment of streaming video is decoded to separate the visual component from the audio component. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/12/15 / #20150043823

Method and system for capturing and utilizing item attributes

Various embodiments of a method and system for capturing and utilizing item attributes are described. Various embodiments may include a mobile image capture apparatus, which may include a computer system configured to execute an image capture application. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/05/15 / #20150040127

Virtual computing instance migration

A customer submits a set of preferences including hardware specifications for instantiating a virtual machine instance. The virtual machine instance may be instantiated in a physical host computer system that does not conform to the set of preferences. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/05/15 / #20150040117

Deploying updates to an application during periods of off-peak demand

Update preferences might be utilized to specify that an update to an application should not be applied until the demand for the application falls below a certain threshold. Demand for the application is monitored. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/05/15 / #20150039771

Virtual network interface objects

Methods and apparatus for interfaces to manage virtual network interface objects. A system may include resource instances and a network interface virtualization coordinator. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/05/15 / #20150036884

Recognizing gestures captured by video

Motions and gestures can be detected using a video capture element of a computing device even when the video capture element is not able to accurately capture the motion. Information about the background in the image information can be determined, and the way in which that background information is occluded can be used to determine the motion. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/05/15 / #20150036287

System for compute node maintenance with continuous cooling

A computing system includes a chassis, one or more backplanes coupled to the chassis. Computing devices are coupled to the one or more backplanes. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/05/15 / #20150036284

Compute node cooling with air fed through backplane

A computing system includes a chassis, one or more backplanes coupled to the chassis. Computing devices are coupled to the one or more backplanes. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/29/15 / #20150033302

Logout from multiple network sites

Disclosed are various embodiments for logging out from multiple network sites using an authentication client that manages sessions for the network sites. Account data is maintained for multiple accounts of a user for multiple network sites. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/29/15 / #20150033229

Layered machine images

In certain embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes accessing user selection data that includes selections associated with computing system resources, determining two or more machine image layers from available machine image layers to instantiate on a particular computing system resource, and determining that a particular machine image layer is not cached locally on one or more memory devices of the particular computing system resource. The method includes, in response to determining that the particular machine image layer is not cached locally on one or more memory devices, accessing a stored copy of the particular machine image layer residing in memory external to the particular computing system resource and caching the stored copy of the particular machine image layer on the one or more memory devices of the particular computing system resource. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/29/15 / #20150032896

System and method for 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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/29/15 / #20150032684

Generating a multi-column index for relational databases by interleaving data bits for selectivity

A multi-column index is generated based on an interleaving of data bits for selectivity for efficient processing of data in a relational database system. Two or more columns may be identified for inclusion in the multi-column index for a relational database table. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/29/15 / #20150030032

Virtualization mapping

Systems and methods for the management of virtual machine instances are provided. The hosted virtual machine networks are configured in a manner such that communications within the hosted virtual machine network are facilitated through a communication protocol. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/22/15 / #20150026430

Virtual data storage service with sparse provisioning

Virtual data stores may be sparsely provisioned by virtual data storage services in a manner that controls risk of implementation resource shortages. Relationships between requested data storage space size, data storage server capacity, allocated data storage space size and/or allocated data storage space utilization may be tracked on a per data store, per customer, per data storage server, and/or a per virtual data storage service basis. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/22/15 / #20150026348

Reactive auto-scaling of capacity

Examples of systems and methods are described for managing computing capacity by a provider of computing resources. The computing resources may include program execution capabilities, data storage or management capabilities, network bandwidth, etc. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/22/15 / #20150026089

Delivering ordered items to an appropriate address

A method, system, and computer-readable medium for automatically determining appropriate delivery information for one or more items of an order or potential order is described. A variety of types of information can be considered when determining what delivery information is appropriate for one or more items, such as a type of the items, the particular items, relationships of the items to other items, information about the purchaser, and/or information about the recipient. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/22/15 / #20150023490

System and method for 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. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019858

Data loss prevention techniques

Data received through a proxy for a service is analyzed for compliance with one or more data policies, such as one or more data loss prevention policies. When data satisfies the criteria of one or more data policies, the data is manipulated at the proxy prior to transmission of the data to the service. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019829

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

01/15/15 / #20150019734

Processing encoded content

A system and method for the management of client computing device content requests by service providers are provided. The requested content corresponds to content organized as a series of ordered frames, which include a number of reference frames. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019733

Management of computing sessions

A remote computing session management process is directed to the execution and management of aspects of virtual instances executed on data center computers at a program execution service (pes) platform. A computing session may be established between the pes platform and a computing device connected to the pes platform over a communications network. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019732

Producer system partitioning among leasing agent systems

Processes and systems are disclosed for partitioning a number of producer systems among a number of leasing agents. A leasing agent can identify a set of available producer systems within an environment and can partition the producer systems among each of the number of leasing agents. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019728

Management of computing sessions

A remote computing session management process is directed to the execution and management of aspects of virtual instances executed on data center computers at a program execution service (pes) platform. A computing session may be established between the pes platform and a computing device connected to the pes platform over a communications network. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019727

Managing client access to a plurality of computing systems

Processes and systems are disclosed for leasing a consumer system access to a producer system. The consumer system can communicate with a set of leasing agents to obtain the identity of a number of producer systems capable of providing the consumer system with access to a service. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019705

Management of computing sessions

A remote computing session management process is directed to the execution and management of aspects of virtual instances executed on data center computers at a program execution service (pes) platform. A computing session may be established between the pes platform and a computing device connected to the pes platform over a communications network. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019704

Management of computing sessions

A remote computing session management process is directed to the execution and management of aspects of virtual instances executed on data center computers at a program execution service (pes) platform. A computing session may be established between the pes platform and a computing device connected to the pes platform over a communications network. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019391

Detecting item interaction and movement

This disclosure describes a system for tracking removal or placement of items at inventory locations with a materials handling facility. In some instances, a user may remove an item from an inventory location and the inventory management system may detect that removal and update a user item list associated with the user to include an item identifier representative of the removed item. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/15/15 / #20150019162

Using spatial information with device interaction

The amount of resources needed for an electronic device to track and/or interact with a user is reduced by utilizing a predicted relative position of that user. In some embodiments, a full 360° scan is performed using at least one image capture element to locate a primary direction to a user of the device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/15/15 / #20150016727

Methods and systems for selecting an image in a network environment

Systems and methods for collecting, selecting, and displaying an image or image set in a network based environment are described. The systems and methods can collect multiple images for any given item from multiple sources, select a desired image (or set of images) that best depicts that item, and then display that selected image (or image set) in the network based environment. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/15/15 / #20150015981

System and method for disk sector failure prediction

A system and method for predicting the likelihood of failure of the individual sectors of a magnetic storage disk based upon the monitoring of adjacent sector performance in responding to access requests. The prediction for a specific target sector's fidelity can be made through the gathering of sector performance data that occurs during normal read/write actions to the adjacent sectors, without a recent access request necessarily being made to the target sector. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/08/15 / #20150012914

Distributed update service

Systems and methods are disclosed that facilitate the updating of target host computing devices based on versioning information. A set of host computing devices are provisioned with a local computing device management component. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/08/15 / #20150012649

Managing network data display

Systems and methods for monitoring performance associated with fulfilling resource requests and determining optimizations for improving such performance are provided. A processing device obtains and processes performance metric information associated with processing a request corresponding to a set of resources. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/08/15 / #20150012539

System and method for clustering distributed hash table entries

A distributed storage system may store data object instances in persistent storage and may store keymap information for those data object instances in a distributed hash table on multiple computing nodes. Each data object instance may include a composite key containing a user key. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/08/15 / #20150012398

Credit optimization to minimize latency

Embodiments of systems and methods are described for reducing latency during invoice generation involving credit distribution. In some implementations, references to invoice line items are sorted by supplemental charge rate and credits are applied to the invoice line items in decreasing supplemental charge rate order. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/08/15 / #20150012396

Transitioning items from a materials handling facility

This disclosure describes a system for automatically transitioning items from a materials handling facility without delaying a user as they exit the materials handling facility. For example, while a user is located in a materials handling facility, the user may pick one or more items. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/08/15 / #20150009874

Techniques for optimizing propagation of multiple types of data

Systems and approaches are provided to reduce power usage of a computing device connected to a third generation (3g), 3g+, or fourth generation (4g) mobile network. A computing device can be configured for concurrent transmission of a first type of data, such as voip or volte data, and a second type of data, such as web traffic or file download data, yet remain optimized for low power usage. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/08/15 / #20150009087

Multi-band antenna

Methods and systems for extending a bandwidth of a multi-band antenna of a user device are described. A multi-band antenna includes a single radio frequency (rf) input coupled to a first loop antenna, the first loop antenna configured to provide a first resonant mode. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/01/15 / #20150007175

Cryptographically attested resources for hosting virtual machines

Approaches to enable the configuration of computing resources for executing virtual machines on behalf of users to be cryptographically attested to or verified. When a user requests a virtual machine to be provisioned, an operator of the virtualized computing environment can initiate a two phase launch of the virtual machine. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/01/15 / #20150007135

Application experiment system

Examples of an application experiment system are provided that can manage and run experiments for software applications. In one embodiment, the application experiment system receives definitions for experiments and treatments for an application, runs experiments in response to requests from users of the system, automatically allocates treatments to users of the application, logs experiment data and treatment allocation data, and/or reports experiment results data. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/01/15 / #20150006966

Cloud-based test execution

In some implementations, a testing service receives a test execution request for executing test operations on a test target. The testing service may map the test execution request to a particular type of supported test framework from among a plurality of types of supported test frameworks. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/01/15 / #20150006890

Virtual service provider zones

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

01/01/15 / #20150006729

Producer system partitioning among leasing agent systems

Processes and systems are disclosed for leasing a producer virtual machine on behalf of a consumer virtual machine in an overlay network. The consumer host of the consumer virtual machine can communicate with a set of leasing agents to obtain the identity of a number of producer virtual machines capable of providing the consumer virtual machine with access to a service. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/01/15 / #20150006728

Producer system selection

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

01/01/15 / #20150006630

Decentralized request routing

Systems and methods provide logic for decentralized request routing. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method routes a request. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/01/15 / #20150006614

Management of computing sessions

A remote computing session management process is directed to the execution and management of aspects of virtual instances executed on data center computers at a program execution service (pes) platform. A computing session may be established between the pes platform and a computing device connected to the pes platform over a communications network. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/01/15 / #20150006535

Remote browsing and searching

A remote browsing and searching process is directed to the generation and management of a remote browse session at a network computing provider. Responsive to a search request, the network computing provider provides search results corresponding to historical content representations associated with content previously requested by the client computing device, or search results corresponding to content representations associated with current content, or to both. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/01/15 / #20150004382

Reducing discoloration of a display stack

In some implementations, an electronic device includes a display stack to display content. The display stack can include a number of substrates coupled using a first optically clear adhesive (oca) and a second oca. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/01/15 / #20150003011

Electronic device housing

An electronic device housing is described that includes a substantially flat support plate comprising a composite material and an edge frame comprising a foam material. The edge frame is coupled to the support plate at a perimeter of the support plate and defines a cavity. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/01/15 / #20150000214

Expandable data center with movable wall

A data center includes a floor that supports rack computing systems and walls that enclose a computing room. The computing room holds the rack computing systems. ... Amazon Technologies Inc








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