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 new patent  Auto-provisioning device

A provisioning device may be shipped to a client and used to automatically provision an iot device to join a local network to communicate with a remote service provider. In response to a trigger input, the provisioning device creates a wireless hotspot that is recognizable by an iot device as a provisioning hotspot. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Voice activated electronic device

Voice activated electronic devices are described herein. In some embodiments, the voice activated electronic device may include a housing forming a cavity. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  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 first portion of a first video frame is encoded at a lower quality level than a second portion of the first video frame based, at least in part, on a rate of change of objects portrayed in the second portion. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Retention-based data management in a network-based data store

A network-based data store may implement retention-based management techniques for data stored at the network-based data store. When data is received for storage at the network-based data store, a retention time for the data may be determined. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Management of application access to directories by a hosted directory service

Features are disclosed for facilitating management of network directories of multiple organizations by a directory management system. Various applications can access the directories of the organizations via the directory management system according to the permissions that the applications have been granted by the respective organizations. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Techniques for secure session reestablishment

A client establishes a network session with a server. The network session is used to establish an encrypted communications session. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Virtualized network honeypots

Disclosed are various embodiments for virtualized network honeypots. Network traffic is received from a connecting device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Unmanned vehicle message exchange

Two unmanned vehicles come within communication range of one another. The unmanned vehicles exchange logs of messages each has received. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Techniques for accessing logical networks via a virtualized gateway

Disclosed are various embodiments for receiving, via a network, a request from a client to establish a network tunnel over the network. A credential is received from the client in order to establish the network tunnel. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Portable network interfaces for authentication and license enforcement

Methods and apparatus for portable network interfaces to manage authentication and license enforcement. A system may include a plurality of resource instances including a producer instance configured to implement a network-accessible service, and an authentication coordinator. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Methods and apparatus for controlling snapshot exports

Methods, apparatus, and computer-accessible storage media for controlling export of snapshots to external networks in service provider environments. Methods are described that may be used to prevent customers of a service provider from downloading snapshots of volumes, such as boot images created by the service provider or provided by third parties, to which the customer does not have the appropriate rights. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Remote access control for stored data

A method and apparatus for document collaboration and management are disclosed. User devices associated with a user of a document management and collaboration system are identified. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Methods and devices for providing optimal viewing displays

Systems and methods for presenting a user interface in a first mode and a second mode based on detection of a touch gesture is described herein. In some embodiments, a first user interface may be presented on an electronic device's display. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

 new patent  Using containers for update deployment

A system and method for software deployment, where the system and method include, at a deployment service, obtaining a software package and determining that a client device is ready to receive at least a portion of the software package. If the client device is ready, providing at least the portion of the software package to the client device, launching at least the provided portion of the software package as set of instructions executing in a test container, and performing a set of tests on the executing set of instructions in the test container. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196690

 new patent  Virtual machine based content processing

A set of techniques is described for enabling a virtual machine based transcoding system. The system enables any transcoding provider to make their transcoding service available to other users over a network. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/12/18 / #20180196413

 new patent  Method and system for transporting inventory items

A method for transporting inventory items includes moving a mobile drive unit to a first point within a workspace. The first point is a location of an inventory holder. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/12/18 / #20180194489

 new patent  Combined information for object detection and avoidance

Described is an imaging component for use by an unmanned aerial vehicle (“uav”) for object detection. As described, the imaging component includes one or more cameras that are configured to obtain images of a scene using visible light that are converted into a depth map (e.g., stereo image) and one or more other cameras that are configured to form images, or thermograms, of the scene using infrared radiation (“ir”). ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/05/18 / #20180191817

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

07/05/18 / #20180191710

Management and authentication in hosted directory service

A user, group, and device management and authentication system allows administrators to manage one or more directories with devices that are not associated with a domain of the one or more directories via a set of apis. The system also allows applications and services that do not have direct access to a list of directory users to access the one or more directories. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/05/18 / #20180190133

Ground effect based surface sensing using propellers in automated aerial vehicles

A system and method for operating an automated aerial vehicle are provided wherein influences of ground effects (e.g., which may increase the effective thrusts of propellers by interfering with the respective airflows) are utilized for sensing the ground or other surfaces. In various implementations, operating parameters of the automated aerial vehicle are monitored to determine when ground effects are influencing the parameters associated with each of the propellers, which correspondingly indicate proximities to a surface (e.g., the ground). ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/05/18 / #20180189373

Log-based distributed transaction management

For a given cross-data-store transaction request at a storage service, a coordinator transmits respective voting transition requests to a plurality of log-based transaction managers (ltms) configured for the respective data stores to which writes are directed in the transaction. The ltms transmit responses to the coordinator based on data-store-specific conflict detection performed using contents of the voting transition requests and respective data-store-specific state transition logs. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/05/18 / #20180189367

Data stream ingestion and persistence techniques

A programmatic interface is implemented, enabling a client of a stream management service to select a data ingestion policy for a data stream. A client request selecting an at-least-once ingestion policy is received. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/05/18 / #20180189336

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

07/05/18 / #20180188934

Creation of custom user interface controls that are associated with physical devices

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are described for creating custom user interface (“ui”) controls. A networked computing service may determine that an action performed by a user of the service is likely to be repeated, based on previous actions performed by the user and/or other users, parameters of the action including characteristics of an item associated with the action, and other criteria. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/05/18 / #20180188933

Automatic creation of custom user interface controls

Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are described for creating custom user interface (“up”) controls. A networked computing service may determine that an action performed by a user of the service is likely to be repeated, based on previous actions performed by the user and/or other users, parameters of the action including characteristics of an item associated with the action, and other criteria. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/05/18 / #20180186577

Mobile configurable conveyor component

An inventory management system includes a first robotic device and a second robotic device. The first robotic device includes a first conveyor removably docked with a first head of the first robotic device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/05/18 / #20180186444

Operating aerial vehicles with intentionally imbalanced propellers

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

06/28/18 / #20180184548

Tape library rack module with environmentally isolated interior

A data center may include a tape library rack module along with rack computer systems. The rack computer systems may be configured to provide computing capacity within a data center environment. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180183868

Data storage system with redundant internal networks

A data storage system includes a rack, multiple head nodes, multiple data storage sleds, and at least two networking devices. The at least two network devices are configured to implement at least two redundant networks within the data storage system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180183837

Access control using impersonization

A first service submits a request to a second service on behalf of a customer of a service provider. The request may have been triggered by a request of the customer to the first service. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180183817

Managing virtual computing testing

Systems, methods, and interfaces for the management of virtual machine networks and other programmatically controlled networks are provided. 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

06/28/18 / #20180183793

Cross-region requests

A request is received by a user in a second region. The request, which is digitally signed with credential associated with the user in the second region causes the generation of a session credential that includes a session key. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180183774

Key distribution in a distributed computing environment

A key distribution service operated by a signature authority distributes one-time-use cryptographic keys to one or more delegates that generate digital signatures on behalf of the signature authority. The key distribution service uses a root seed value to generate subordinate seeds. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180183771

Key revocation

A signature authority generates revocable one-time-use keys that are able to generate digital signatures. The signature authority generates a set of one-time-use keys, where each one-time-use key has a secret key and a public key derived from a hash of the secret key. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180183689

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

06/28/18 / #20180183602

Signature delegation

A signature authority generates a master seed value that is used as the root of a seed tree of subordinate nodes. Each subordinate node of the seed tree is generated from the value of its parent node using a cryptographic hash or one-way function. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180183601

Generation of merkle trees as proof-of-work

A proof-of-work system where a first party (e.g., a client computer system) may request access to a computing resource. A second party (e.g., a service provider) may determine a challenge that may be provided to the first party. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180183592

Public key rollup for merkle tree signature scheme

An organizational signature authority delegates signature authority to one or more subordinate signature authorities by rolling up public keys from the subordinate signature authorities into a public key for the organization. A subordinate signature authority of the organizational signature authority generates cryptographic keys for use by the subordinate signature authority, and cryptographically derives a public key for the subordinate signature authority based at least in part on the cryptographic keys. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180182389

Messaging from a shared device

Methods and systems for facilitating communications between shared electronic devices are described herein. In some embodiments, a group account may be assigned to a shared electronic device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180182387

Voice activated modular controller

A modular controller may be mounted in an opening, such as a standard single wide or double wide electrical junction box, in a wall or other surface. The modular controller may include a power module and a front module. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180182380

Audio message extraction

Audio data, corresponding to an utterance spoken by a person within a detection range of a voice communications device, can include an audio message portion. The audio data can be captured and analyzed to determine the intent to send a message. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180182062

Application-specific virtualized graphics processing

Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for application-specific virtualized graphics processing are disclosed. A virtual compute instance is provisioned from a provider network. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180182061

Placement optimization for virtualized graphics processing

Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for placement optimization for virtualized graphics processing are disclosed. A provider network comprises a plurality of instance locations for physical compute instances and a plurality of graphics processing unit (gpu) locations for physical gpus. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180181756

Host attestation

A service provider provides virtual computing services using a fleet of one or more host computer systems. Each of the host computer systems may be equipped with a trusted platform module (“tpm”). ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180181470

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

06/28/18 / #20180181431

Frameworks and interfaces for offload device-based packet processing

High-speed processing of packets to, and from, a virtualization environment can be provided while utilizing hardware-based segmentation offload and other such functionality. A hardware vendor such as a network interface card (nic) manufacturer can enable the hardware to support open and proprietary stateless tunneling in conjunction with a protocol such as single root i/o virtualization (sr-iov) in order to implement a virtualized overlay network. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180181348

Data storage system with multi-tier control plane

A data storage system includes multiple data storage units and a zonal control plane. The zonal control plane assigns volumes to respective ones of the data storage units. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180181330

Data storage system with enforced fencing

A data storage system includes multiple head nodes and data storage sleds. The data storage sleds include multiple mass storage devices and a sled controller. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180181315

Data storage system with multiple durability levels

A data storage system includes multiple head nodes and multiple data storage sleds mounted in a rack. For a particular volume or volume partition one of the head nodes is designated as a primary head node for the volume or volume partition. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180181311

Capturing snapshots of storage volumes

A method and apparatus for capturing a snapshot of storage volumes of a data capture group are disclosed. In the method and apparatus, a request to create a data capture group may be received and processed. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180181294

Feedback animation for touch-based interactions

Systems and methods are described for providing animated visual feedback in a manner that increases the likelihood that the feedback will be seen. When a touch-based interaction with a user interface element is detected, a position, orientation, and/or size of the gesturing user's hand and/or digit are determined by assessing factors such as the size and shape of the touched region on the touchscreen, the position of the user interface element relative to the edges of the touchscreen, the orientation of the touchscreen device, and other criteria. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180181293

Interruption and resumption of feedback animation for touch-based interactions

Systems and methods are described for providing animated visual feedback in a manner that increases the likelihood that the feedback will be seen. When a touch-based interaction with a user interface element is detected, a position, orientation, and/or size of the gesturing user's hand and/or digit are determined by assessing factors such as the size and shape of the touched region on the touchscreen, the position of the user interface element relative to the edges of the touchscreen, the orientation of the touchscreen device, and other criteria. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/28/18 / #20180181104

Safety compliance for mobile drive units

Techniques for controlling mobile drive units (e.g., robots) in proximity to humans in a physical area are described. A management device may send an activity message to the mobile drive units instructing the mobile drive units to perform a set of activities. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176374

On-demand generation of a contact center

Technologies are disclosed for providing an onboarding service within a service provider network for on-demand creation of a contact center. Information associated with an account of a user at the service provider network is utilized to begin creating the contact center. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176193

Secure data distribution of sensitive data across content delivery networks

A computing resource service provider may operate a secure proxy fleet within a content delivery network. The secure proxy fleet may protect sensitive data communicated between a client device and a backend service over one or more networks, for example, over the content delivery network to a computing resource service provider environment. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176192

Secure data egress for sensitive data across networks

A computing resource service provider may operate a secure proxy fleet responsible for directing network traffic from one or more backend services to one or more client devices. The network traffic may be encrypted or otherwise obfuscated to protect sensitive data. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176187

Secure data ingestion for sensitive data across networks

A computing resource service provider may operate a secure proxy fleet responsible for directing network traffic to one or more backend services. The network traffic may be received over a cryptographically protected communications session at a secure proxy device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176164

Selective communication of messages

A message originator may generate messaging data for selective communication by a messaging provider via an interface generated by a browser software application. The user may also interact with various content providers such that event data is generated based on the user interaction with each content provider. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180176014

Secure initialization vector generation

A plaintext and cryptographic key are used to generate an initialization vector to be used in a cryptographic algorithm, such as an encryption algorithm. In some examples, the plaintext and cryptographic key are input into an effectively one-way function, such as a cryptographic hash function, the output of which is usable as an initialization vector. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174595

Accent translation

Techniques for accent translation are described herein. A plurality of audio samples may be received, and each of the plurality of audio samples may be associated with at least one of a plurality of accents. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174529

Control system for an electrowetting display device with memory controller

An electrowetting display device includes a plurality of pixels and a packaged integrated circuit that includes an output pin configured to electrically connect to a display driver, a rendering engine configured to output an initial luminance value for a first pixel in a plurality of pixels, and a memory controller. The memory controller includes a first frame buffer storing a current luminance value for the first pixel, a second frame buffer, and a front-end interface controller configured to encode a next luminance value. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174528

Control system for an electrowetting display device with rendering engine

An electrowetting display device includes a plurality of pixels and a packaged integrated circuit that includes an input pin configured to electrically connect to a host processor, an output pin configured to electrically connect to a display driver, a memory controller configured to store luminance values, and an integrated circuit configured to implement a rendering engine. The rendering engine receives a first red value, a first green value, and a first blue value from the input pin, converts the first red value, the first green value, and the first blue value into a first red luminance value, a first green luminance value, a first blue luminance value, and a first white luminance value for a first pixel in a plurality of pixels, and transmits the first red luminance value, the first green luminance value, the first blue luminance value, and the first white luminance value to the memory controller.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174527

Control system for an electrowetting display device

An electrowetting display device includes a plurality of pixels positioned between a first support plate and a second support plate. A display driver provides addressing signals to the plurality of pixels. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174299

Intelligent auto-cropping of images

Techniques for providing an accurate auto-crop feature for images captured by an image capture device may be described herein. For example, one or more image masks for a color image captured by an image capture device may be received by a computer system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174226

Pre-emptive item packaging

Processes for receiving, packaging and/or processing orders for items offered by an electronic marketplace are described, including methods whereby certain products of interest may be identified and subjected to alternative inbound and/or outbound processing that omit certain steps used in similar processes. A first inbound process may include steps related to shelving, or otherwise storing, received products, prior to packaging such products for mailing and delivery to consumers. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180174212

Techniques for providing electronic endcap items

Systems and methods are provided herein for providing item information via a network page of an electronic marketplace. A set of items associated with a potential order of an electronic marketplace may be obtained. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180173774

Maintaining data lineage to detect data events

History for data objects may be maintained to detect data events. An indication of an extract, transform, load (etl) process applied to one or more source data objects to generate one or more transformed data objects may be received. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180173579

Detecting anomalous behavior in an electronic environment using hardware-based information

Anomalous behavior in a multi-tenant computing environment may be identified by analyzing hardware sensor value data associated with hardware events on a host machine. A privileged virtual machine instance executing on a host machine acquires hardware sensor values and causes the values to be compared to other hardware sensor value data that may be indicative of anomalous behavior; for example, various threshold values, patterns, and/or signatures of hardware counter values generated by analyzing and correlating hardware event counter data. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180173391

Customizable media player framework

Disclosed are various embodiments for a media player customization application. A media player framework defines basic functionality to render media items. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180170676

Systems for removing items from a container

An example system includes a moveable arm, a pick tool connected to the arm, and a controller. The pick tool includes a first finger, a second finger disposed opposite the first finger, a first handler disposed at a first end of the first finger, and a second handler disposed at a first end of the second finger. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/21/18 / #20180169861

Dynamic byte order determination for robotic component

A management system (or controller) is configured to send commands to robotic components of different types (e.g., different command types, byte order types, etc.). Once configured, a translation component may be deployed to translate some commands to some robotic components that use a different command type than a native command type used by the management system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/14/18 / #20180167661

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

06/14/18 / #20180167469

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

06/14/18 / #20180167456

Location of actor resources

In an actor system, messages communicated to and from a first actor in a first location of an actor system can be monitored. A message frequency between the first actor and a second actor in a second location of the actor system can be determined. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/14/18 / #20180167444

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

06/14/18 / #20180167381

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

06/14/18 / #20180167376

Location service for user authentication

A method and apparatus for location authentication of the user are disclosed. In the method and apparatus, the location of the user is authenticated if one or more conditions for geographic proximity associated with two or more devices of the user are satisfied. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/14/18 / #20180167268

Reconfigurable server

Techniques for reconfiguring a server to perform various hardware functions are disclosed herein. In one embodiment, a server includes a reconfigurable adapter device, where the reconfigurable adapter device includes a reconfigurable resource that is reprogrammable to perform different hardware functions. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/14/18 / #20180167220

Data loss prevention with key usage limit enforcement

In a distributed system, a computer system responsible, at least in part, for complying with a cryptographic key usage limit for a cryptographic key, obtains results of cryptographic operations generated based at least in part on the cryptographic key and transmits the obtained results over a network. The computer system digitally signs the results and provides the results with digital signatures of the results. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/14/18 / #20180167219

Distributed system web of trust provisioning

A web of trust in a distributed system is established. A root of trust for at least two components in the distributed system validates information for the distributed system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/14/18 / #20180165876

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

06/14/18 / #20180165785

Capacity reservation for virtualized graphics processing

Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for capacity reservation for virtualized graphics processing are disclosed. A request is received to attach a virtual gpu to a virtual compute instance. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/14/18 / #20180165455

Secure execution environment on a server

Disclosed herein are techniques for maintaining a secure execution environment on a server. In one embodiment, the server includes a non-volatile memory storing firmware, a programmable security logic coupled to the non-volatile memory, an adapter device coupled to the programmable security logic, and a processor communicatively coupled to the non-volatile memory via the programmable security logic. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/14/18 / #20180165348

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

06/14/18 / #20180165340

Automatic repair of corrupted blocks in a database

A distributed data warehouse system maintains data blocks on behalf of clients, and stores primary and secondary copies of data blocks on different disks or nodes in a cluster. The data warehouse system may back up data blocks in a key-value backup storage system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/14/18 / #20180165112

Managing test services in a distributed production service environment

Systems and methods are described for a storage processing service that processes multiple storage commands. The storage processing service uses tags from test storage commands to determine whether a test storage service is to be instantiated that reflects a corresponding production service. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159891

Threat detection and mitigation through run-time introspection and instrumentation

A graph of a plurality of resources in a computing environment is generated, with the graph associating a first resource of the plurality with a second resource of the plurality. Based at least in part on measurements obtained at a point in a test computing environment that corresponds to a point in the computing environment, a graph representing the relationship between the first resource and the second resource is generated. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159769

Request routing based on class

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

06/07/18 / #20180159757

Traffic surge management for points of presence

A system, method, and computer-readable medium for point of presence (pop) based traffic surge detection and mitigation are provided. The system detects a traffic surge for a target group of resources directed at a source pop based on the target group's rank shifts and volume changes among recent time intervals. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159717

Dynamic application instance discovery and state management within a distributed system

Dynamic application instance discovery and state management within a distributed system. A distributed system may implement application instances configured to perform one or more application functions within the distributed system, and discovery and failure detection daemon (dfdd) instances, each configured to store an indication of a respective operational state of each member of a respective group of the number of application instances. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159690

Tamper detection for hardware devices

A manufacturer of computing equipment may generate a signature for computing equipment by measuring various attributes of the computing equipment, such as the impedance across circuits included in the computing equipment. Verification equipment may be provided to a recipient of the computing equipment. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180159684

Unified management of cryptographic keys using virtual keys and referrals

A cryptography service allows for management of cryptographic keys in multiple environments. The service allows for specification of policies applicable to cryptographic keys, such as what cryptographic algorithms should be used in which contexts. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180158128

Automatic color palette based recommendations for affiliated colors

Systems and methods are provided for generating color-related item recommendations using color palette information. A request may be received from a user for a color-related item recommendation. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180157998

Method for selling and searching for items

A system capable of identifying and locking resources (e.g., items, tickets, etc.) may map resources to a bit vector and use bit vectors to efficiently identify and lock the resources. For example, tickets to a concert may be mapped to a bit vector and the system may generate an availability bit vector indicating an availability of the seat locations. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180157997

Method for selling and searching for items

A system capable of identifying and locking resources (e.g., items, tickets, etc.) may map resources to a bit vector and use bit vectors to efficiently identify and lock the resources. For example, tickets to a concert may be mapped to a bit vector and the system may generate an availability bit vector indicating an availability of the seat locations. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180157960

Scalable curation system

A system and method is disclosed for improving automated question-answering using real-world knowledge from a knowledge base. The system can be used to answer questions from various users. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180157913

Image-based item location identification

Systems and methods are provided for augmenting or annotating image data to help a user locate an item among a number of items in a physical environment. The systems disclosed herein can access an image of a location that includes a number of items. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180157853

Redundant key management

A data storage service redundantly stores data and keys used to encrypt the data. Data objects are encrypted with first cryptographic keys. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180157828

Hypervisor enforcement of cryptographic policy

Techniques for restricting the execution of algorithms contained in applications executing on virtual machines executing within a computer system are described herein. A first sampled set of computer executable instructions is gathered from a virtual machine by a controlling domain and compared against a reference set of computer executable instructions. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180157568

Predictive management of on-demand code execution

Systems and methods are described for monitoring code execution within an on-demand code execution environment or other distributed code execution environment. The distributed, asynchronous nature of such environment can make determining the interactions between code executions difficult relative to traditional, non-distributed systems. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

06/07/18 / #20180155142

Automated loading system

Cable robots may be used to automatically load items onto one or more surfaces in any environment. An item may be received on a carrier that is connected to tensioning actuators of a cable robot by one or more cables in tension. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152764

Live video stream with interactive shopping interface

Disclosed are various embodiments for providing a live video stream with an interactive shopping interface. A live video stream and item information are obtained from another computing device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152509

Supporting heterogeneous environments during code deployment

When servers hosting a website are under some form of deployment activity (e.g., a software update being in mid-deployment), the resources requested may not be available from all servers hosting the website. In such mid-deployment edge cases, the server would return an error message in response to the request. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152503

Virtual network interface multiplexing

A control-plane component of a virtual network interface (vni) multiplexing service assigns one or more vnis as members of a first interface group. A first vni of the interface group is attached to a first compute instance. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152502

Brokering for application hosting computing resources of multiple vendor-specific provisioned computing environments

In certain embodiments, a computer-implemented method includes accessing, using one or more processing units, application parameters associated with an application. The application parameters define constraints for hosting the application using one or more of a plurality of provisioned computing environments available over a computer network from multiple computing resources vendors. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152501

Remote storage gateway management using gateway-initiated connections

Methods, apparatus, and computer-accessible storage media for remotely managing a gateway that serves as an interface between processes on a customer network and a service provider, for example to store data to a remote data store. The gateway sends a connection request to a gateway control server. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152448

Providing devices as a service

Devices, such as hardware security modules, are provided as a service. A customer of a computing resource provider is able to request the addition of a device to a network of the customer hosted by the computing resource provider. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152406

Managing messaging protocol communications

Systems and methods are described for management of data transmitted between computing devices in a communication network. An administrative component can configure one or more devices in the communication path of messages to be exchanged by devices to interpret codes embedded in the communication messages. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152405

Embedded codes in messaging protocol communications

Systems and methods are described for management of data transmitted between computing devices in a communication network. An administrative component can configure one or more devices in the communication path of messages to be exchanged by devices to interpret codes embedded in the communication messages. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152401

Managing security in messaging protocol communications

Systems and methods are described for management of data transmitted between computing devices in a communication network. An administrative component can configure one or more devices in the communication path of messages to be exchanged by devices to interpret codes embedded in the communication messages. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180152358

System event notification service

A system event notification service detects that an event has occurred that impacts infrastructure of a computing resource service. In response to the event, the service identifies a customer account that is impacted by the event. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150787

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

05/31/18 / #20180150646

Management of encrypted data storage

A data storage management process is directed to aspects of managing encrypted data via data storage volumes in conjunction with a service provider computer network that hosts virtual machine instances. A volume can be created and configured for managing encrypted data with an encrypted version of a volume key. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150548

Recognizing unknown data objects

Recognizing unknown data objects may be implemented for data objects stored in a data store. Data objects that are identified as unknown may be accessed to retrieve a portion of the data object. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150529

Event driven extract, transform, load (etl) processing

Extract, transform, load (etl) processing may be initiated by detected events. A trigger event may be associated with an etl process apply one or more transformations to a source data object. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150528

Generating data transformation workflows

Data transformation workflows may be generated to transform data objects. A source data schema for a data object and a target data format or target data schema for a data object may be identified. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150397

Distributed in-memory buffer cache system using buffer cache nodes

A separate distributed buffer cache system may be implemented for a storage client of a distributed storage system. Storage i/o requests may be sent from a storage client to one or more buffer cache nodes in a distributed buffer cache system that maintain portions of an in-memory buffer cache to which the requests pertain. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150384

Distributed code tracing system

Disclosed are various embodiments for a distributed code tracing system that provides code tracing as a service in a multi-tenant computing environment. In one embodiment, a code trace is received that is associated with a request submitted to a particular application hosted in a computing environment, where multiple applications are hosted in the computing environment. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150383

Sampling approaches for a distributed code tracing system

Disclosed are various embodiments for sampling in a distributed code tracing system. A sampling service receives a segment of a code trace corresponding to a request submitted to a particular application of a plurality of applications hosted in a computing environment. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150364

Cached data replication for cache recovery

Processes are disclosed for embodiments of a caching system to utilize a snapshot file or other limited size data structure to store a portion of the data stored in a cache. The snapshot file can be stored on persistent or otherwise non-transitory storage so that, even in case of a restart, crash or power loss event, the data stored in the snapshot file persists and can be used by the caching system after starting up. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150341

Remote invocation of code execution in a localized device coordinator

Systems and methods are described for implementing a coordinator within a coordinated environment, which environment includes set of coordinated devices managed by the coordinator. The coordinator can be provisioned with a set of tasks, each task corresponding to a segment of code that can be executed by the coordinator, such as to manage the coordinated devices. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150339

Intra-code communication in a localized device coordinator

Systems and methods are described for implementing a coordinator within a coordinated environment, which environment includes set of coordinated devices managed by the coordinator. The coordinator can be provisioned with a set of tasks, each task corresponding to a segment of code that can be executed by the coordinator, such as to manage the coordinated devices. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150325

On-demand code execution in a localized device coordinator

Systems and methods are described for implementing a coordinator within a coordinated environment, which environment includes set of coordinated devices managed by the coordinator. The coordinator can be provisioned with a set of tasks, each task corresponding to a segment of code that can be executed by the coordinator, such as to manage the coordinated devices. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150318

Localized device coordinator

Systems and methods are described for configuring a coordinator within a coordinated environment, which environment includes set of coordinated devices managed by the coordinator. The coordinated devices may include devices configured to be managed remotely, such as thin devices, devices with alternative primary functions (e.g., appliances, household objects, etc.), or devices with limited localized user interfaces. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180150317

Localized device coordinator with on-demand code execution capabilities

Systems and methods are described for configuring a coordinator within a coordinated environment, which environment includes set of coordinated devices managed by the coordinator. The coordinated devices may include devices configured to be managed remotely, such as thin devices, devices with alternative primary functions (e.g., appliances, household objects, etc.), or devices with limited localized user interfaces. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/31/18 / #20180149460

Internal dimension detection using contact direction sensitive probe

A robotic coordinate measurement machine (cmm) having a contact direction sensitive (cds) probe is usable to detect internal dimensions for an object of interest. A robot arm may contact a surface with the cds probe which may then detect a magnitude and direction of the resulting reaction force. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/24/18 / #20180145879

Virtual network verification service

A virtual network verification service for provider networks that leverages a declarative logic programming language to allow clients to pose queries about their virtual networks as constraint problems; the queries may be resolved using a constraint solver engine. Semantics and logic for networking primitives of virtual networks in the provider network environment may be encoded as a set of rules according to the logic programming language; networking security standards and/or client-defined rules may also be encoded in the rules. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/24/18 / #20180145835

Asymmetric session credentials

Techniques for using short-term credentials using asymmetric session keys are described herein. A request for a short-term credential is received that is digitally signed with a different credential. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/24/18 / #20180144432

Embedding debugging information via watermarks

Debugging information for content rendered for display on a client device can be included in one or more watermarks inserted into the content. Performance, state, configuration, debugging, and other information can be encoded into a watermark and placed in rendered content in such a way that the information is imperceptible to most users. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/24/18 / #20180144004

Global column indexing in a graph database

Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for global column indexing in a graph database are disclosed. A plurality of data elements of a graph database are stored. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/24/18 / #20180143967

Service for developing dialog-driven applications

A natural language understanding model is trained using respective natural language example inputs corresponding to a plurality of applications. A determination is made as to whether a value of a first parameter of a first application is to be obtained using a natural language interaction. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/24/18 / #20180143865

Automatic management of low latency computational capacity

A system for providing automatic management of low latency computational capacity is provided. The system may be configured to maintain a plurality of virtual machine instances. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/24/18 / #20180143857

Back-end task fulfillment for dialog-driven applications

A determination is made as to whether a value of a first parameter of a first application is to be obtained using a natural language interaction. Based on received input, a first service of a plurality of services is identified. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/24/18 / #20180143852

Resource management for batch jobs

A scheduler of a batch job management service determines that a set of resources a client is insufficient to execute one or more jobs. The scheduler prepares a multi-dimensional statistical representation of resource requirements of the jobs, and transmits it to a resource controller. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141754

Systems and methods for maximizing tote contents

An example system includes a conveyor configured to move a plurality of items, a ramp configured to support at least one item of the plurality of items as the at least one item is transferred from the conveyor to a tote, and a platform supported on a support surface and configured to support the tote at a location proximate the ramp. In some examples, the tote includes a base having a top surface defining at least part of an interior space of the tote. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141211

Robotic grasping of items in inventory system

Robotic arms or manipulators can be utilized to grasp inventory items within an inventory system. Information can be obtained about constraints relative to relevant elements of a process of transferring the item from place to place. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

05/17/18 / #20180139110

Networked programmable logic service provider

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

05/17/18 / #20180138740

Reserve power system transfer switches for data center

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

05/17/18 / #20180137121

Content identification based on dynamic group profiles

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

05/17/18 / #20180136961

Live updates for virtual machine monitor

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

05/17/18 / #20180134501

Automated package unloading system

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

05/17/18 / #20180134490

High density automated storage and retrieval system

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

05/10/18 / #20180131761

Datastore for aggregated measurements for metrics

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

05/10/18 / #20180131752

Securing content using pipelines

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

05/10/18 / #20180131739

Start-over in adaptive streaming

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

05/10/18 / #20180131634

Logical switches

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

05/10/18 / #20180130500

Audio-based annotation of video

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

05/10/18 / #20180130468

Detecting self-generated wake expressions

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

05/10/18 / #20180130075

Analysis of media consumption for new media production

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

05/10/18 / #20180129992

Planning labor shifts

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








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