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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

Determining feature unavailability

Method and apparatus for determining feature unavailability are disclosed. In the method and apparatus a user device attempts to communicate with a second server over a second network path whereby the communication may be blocked. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

Securing services and intra-service communications

A security service enables service providers to register available services. Prospective service consumers may register with the security service to access a particular registered service, and may specify conditions for access that are subject to approval by the corresponding service provider. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

Device credentials management

A technology is described for resolving device credentials for a device. An example method may include receiving device credentials for management by a service provider. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

Desktop application fulfillment platform with multiple authentication mechanisms

A service provider system may include an application fulfillment platform that delivers desktop applications to desktops on physical computing devices or virtual desktop instances. A computing resource instance may be registered with the platform, which generates a unique identifier and a security token for the computing resource instance using multiple authentication mechanisms. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

Connectionless transport service

Provided are systems and methods for reliable, out-of-order receipt of packets. In some implementations, provided is an apparatus configured to communicate with a network and a host device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

Relaxed reliable datagram

Provided are systems and methods for reliable, out-of-order transmission of packets. In some implementations, provided is an apparatus configured to communicate with a network and a host device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

Secure scannable code systems and methods

Features are disclosed for recognizing network-based user in a physical location. A system is provided for generating and detecting a scannable code. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

Analyzing user searches of verbal media content

Disclosed are various embodiments for analyzing searches of verbal media content associated with media content features. A relatively popular portion of a media content item is determined based at least in part on a dialogue of the relatively popular portion of the media content item being included in a plurality of dialogue search queries received from a plurality of client devices. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

Event-driven scheduling using directed acyclic graphs

Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for event-driven scheduling using directed acyclic graphs are disclosed. A directed acyclic graph is generated that comprises a plurality of nodes and a plurality of edges. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

Account management services for load balancers

A configurable load balancer can be utilized in a multi-tenant environment, where the load balancer can incorporate, or utilize, an account management service operable to perform security tasks such as authentication, authorization, and session management. Customers can utilize the load balancer to control access that users have to resources associated with those customers, without having to build and maintain a dedicated user management system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

Modular interaction device for toys and other devices

A modular interaction device includes a wireless identification reading module to receive a unique identifier from a wireless identification tag attached with an object. The unique identifier may be sent to a server. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

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, a front module, and a cover unit. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

Management of secrets using stochastic processes

A secret is stored in a computing device. The device generates a value determined based at least in part on a substantially random process. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/20/18 / #20180270153

Increasing entropy across routing table segments

Entropy in routing tables may be increase to perform packet forwarding. Hash tables that store forwarding routes may be divided into multiple hash table segments. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/20/18 / #20180270051

Multiple authority key derivation

Systems and methods for authentication generate keys from secret credentials shared between authenticating parties and authenticators. Generation of the keys may involve utilizing specialized information in the form of parameters that are used to specialize keys. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/20/18 / #20180268467

Navigable graph of connections between services

Techniques are provided for presenting and dynamically updating a user interface that represents features/services associated with a service provider. For example, a user interface element associated with services offered by a service provider may be maintained. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/20/18 / #20180268348

Automated receipt of inbound parcels and items

Systems and methods for improving the efficiency of receiving and registering parcels arriving at a storage facility may identify the parcels and/or any items therein by scanning or reading one or more external markings on the parcels, and route the parcels to designated areas within a multi-dimensional buffer region on a first conveyor or other like apparatus. Within the buffer region, parcels may be positioned and/or rearranged on account of their respective priority levels. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/20/18 / #20180267979

Managing data storage using storage policy specifications

Techniques are described for managing data storage using defined data storage management policies. In some situations, data storage may be managed using multiple supported storage mechanisms, such as different storage mechanisms of different types and/or in different locations. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/20/18 / #20180267735

Pre-forking replicas for efficient scaling of a distributed data storage system

A leader replica of a replica host group of a distributed storage service is configured to replicate the leader replica and its associated one or more secondary replicas to create a duplicate host group comprising a duplicate leader replica and one or more duplicate secondary replicas. The leader replica may appoint the duplicate leader replica or another host as the leader of the duplicate host group. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/20/18 / #20180265296

Demand-based distribution of items using intermodal carriers and unmanned aerial vehicles

Intermodal vehicles may be loaded with items and an aerial vehicle, and directed to travel to areas where demand for the items is known or anticipated. The intermodal vehicles may be coupled to locomotives, container ships, road tractors or other vehicles, and equipped with systems for loading one or more items onto the aerial vehicle, and for launching or retrieving the aerial vehicle while the intermodal vehicles are in motion. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/20/18 / #20180265295

Mobile fulfillment centers with intermodal carriers and unmanned aerial vehicles

Intermodal vehicles may be loaded with items and an aerial vehicle, and directed to travel to areas where demand for the items is known or anticipated. The intermodal vehicles may be coupled to locomotives, container ships, road tractors or other vehicles, and equipped with systems for loading one or more items onto the aerial vehicle, and for launching or retrieving the aerial vehicle while the intermodal vehicles are in motion. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/20/18 / #20180265252

Variable height nested containers based on rotational orientation

Disclosed are containers that can nest with one another at different heights between the containers based on a relative orientation in which the containers are brought into nesting engagement. Support features (e.g., arranged about an interior of a receiving container and/or about an exterior of a received container) may interact with one another differently based on the particular orientation (e.g., rotational alignment) in which the containers are brought together, which can cause the containers to be supported at different heights relative to one another.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/06/18 / #20180255527

Using cells to detect locations

Techniques for determining a location of a user device may be provided. For example, the location of the user device may be determined using various method described herein, including methods related to audio analysis, positioning systems, data received through a plurality of communication protocols, and/or signal analysis.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/06/18 / #20180255429

Using background audio signals to detect locations

Techniques for determining a location of a user device may be provided. For example, the location of the user device may be determined using various method described herein, including methods related to audio analysis, positioning systems, data received through a plurality of communication protocols, and/or signal analysis.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/06/18 / #20180255419

Techniques for device discovery and configuration

Systems and methods are provided herein for configuring a device. In some embodiments, a device identifier associated with a target device is received from a service provider computer. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/06/18 / #20180253773

Customizing component configurations for utility computing

Disclosed are various embodiments for customizing component configurations used in utility computing. A selection of a subset of a set of hardware components is received from a customer. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/06/18 / #20180253279

Assembly for electronic devices

This disclosure describes a voice-controlled electronic device that includes a housing and a mounting component. The housing includes a translucent cover attached to a cylindrical-shaped unibody enclosure. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252981

Electronic device stack assembly

An electronic device includes a stack assembly and a cover glass. The stack assembly includes an electrophoretic display sub-assembly for rendering content, a front light sub-assembly comprising a light guide, a light fpc, and a plurality of light sources, and a capacitive touch sensing sub-assembly for detecting touch inputs. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

09/06/18 / #20180252793

Using unique audio signals to detect locations

Techniques for determining a location of a user device may be provided. For example, the location of the user device may be determined using various method described herein, including methods related to audio analysis, positioning systems, data received through a plurality of communication protocols, and/or signal analysis.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/23/18 / #20180241800

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

08/23/18 / #20180241756

Verification of credential reset

Methods and systems are provided for verifying reset of credentials for user accounts. The methods and systems receive a request to change a credential associated with a user account. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/23/18 / #20180241742

Token based one-time password security

A one-time password (otp) based security scheme is described, where a provider pre-generates a number of verification codes (e.g., otp codes) which will be valid for a predetermined interval. The provider then encodes the verification codes (e.g., by hashing each code with a time value), and stores the verification codes into a data structure. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/23/18 / #20180241734

Synchronizing authentication sessions between applications

Disclosed are various embodiments for synchronizing authentication sessions between applications. A token exchange service receives a first authentication token from a client computing device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/23/18 / #20180240181

Prioritization of items for delivery

Customers may place orders for items for delivery, where merchants provide the items, and a service provider receives the orders and facilitates the delivery of the items. Upon receiving multiple orders, the orders may be prioritized based on users scores associated with users that placed the orders. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/23/18 / #20180240163

Managing resource requests that exceed reserved resource capacity

A computer system that provides clients access to pooled resources in order to provide computing or data storage services may receive service requests (which explicitly or implicitly include requests for pooled resources), may service at least some of those requests, and may determine pricing for the serviced requests. The pricing for each request may be dependent on whether it was serviced using a portion of a resource pool that was reserved for the use of the client on whose behalf it was received or using burst capacity (e.g., unreserved or otherwise idle capacity within the resource pool). ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/23/18 / #20180239794

Caching of updated network content portions

Features are disclosed for caching network resources. A system determines whether a resource which does not contain an indication in its associated header that it is cacheable may nevertheless be cached. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/16/18 / #20180234765

Selection of master device for synchronized audio

Synchronized output of audio on a group of devices can comprise sending audio data from an audio distribution master device to one or more slave devices in the group. Scores can be assigned to respective audio playback devices, the scores being indicative of a performance level of the respective audio playback devices acting as a master device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/16/18 / #20180234691

Video decoder memory optimization

Techniques are described for optimizing video decoder operations.. . ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/16/18 / #20180234462

Access control monitoring through policy management

A computing resource service receives a request to access the service and perform various actions. In response to the request, the computing resource service obtains a set of active policies that are applicable to the request. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/16/18 / #20180234404

Efficient use of keystreams

Performing cryptographic operations such as encryption and decryption may be computationally expensive. In some contexts, initialization vectors and keystreams operable to perform encryption operations are generated and stored in a repository, and later retrieved for use in performing encryption operations. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/16/18 / #20180234256

Network security with surrogate digital certificates

A computing device such as a network security device receives one or more digital certificates in a certificate chain and generates one or more surrogate digital certificates that form a surrogate certificate chain. A surrogate certificate may be generated using certificate information from a corresponding digital certificate of the received certificate chain. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/16/18 / #20180233137

Implicit target selection for multiple audio playback devices in an environment

A user can utter a voice command in an environment where multiple audio playback devices are located to have audio output on a single device, or a predefined group of devices in a synchronized manner. In instances when the voice command uttered by the user does not specify a target for audio output, an implicit target selection algorithm can evaluate one or more criteria to determine an appropriate target for output of the audio corresponding to the voice command. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/16/18 / #20180233136

Audio playback device that dynamically switches between receiving audio data from a soft access point and receiving audio data from a local access point

Synchronized output of audio on a group of devices comprises sending audio data from an audio distribution master device to one or more slave devices in the group. In group mode, a slave can be configured to receive audio data directly from a master device acting as a soft wireless access point (wap) in an environment that includes a traditional wap. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/16/18 / #20180232517

Posture assessment in a secure execution environment

Systems and methods for providing computer system monitoring as a service of a computing resource service provider, monitoring capacity computer system of a customer of the computing resource service provider, and based on the request, launching a monitoring agent in a protected execution environment in which the monitoring agent is configured to generate an assessment of the computer system and provide the assessment of the computer system.. . ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/16/18 / #20180232414

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

08/16/18 / #20180232308

Data system with data flush mechanism

A data storage system includes a head node and mass storage devices. The head node is configured to flush data stored in a storage of the head node, based at least in part on one or more triggers being met, from the storage of the head node to a set of the mass storage devices of the data storage system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/16/18 / #20180232165

Data system with flush views

A data storage system includes a head node and mass storage devices. The head node is configured to flush data stored in a storage of the head node to a set of the mass storage devices of the data storage system. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/16/18 / #20180229839

Six degree of freedom aerial vehicle with a ring wing

Described is an apparatus and method of an aerial vehicle, such as an unmanned aerial vehicle (“uav”) that can operate in either a vertical takeoff and landing (vtol) orientation or a horizontal flight orientation. The aerial vehicle includes a plurality of propulsion mechanisms that enable the aerial vehicle to move in any of the six degrees of freedom (surge, sway, heave, pitch, yaw, and roll) when in the vtol orientation. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/16/18 / #20180229837

Maintaining attitude control of unmanned aerial vehicles using pivoting propulsion motors

Aerial vehicles may be configured to control their attitudes by changing one or more physical attributes. For example, an aerial vehicle may be outfitted with propulsion motors having repositionable mounts by which the motors may be rotated about one or more axes, in order to redirect forces generated by the motors during operation. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/16/18 / #20180229833

Maintaining attitude control of unmanned aerial vehicles by varying centers of gravity

Aerial vehicles may be configured to control their attitudes by changing one or more physical attributes. For example, an aerial vehicle may be outfitted with propulsion motors having repositionable mounts by which the motors may be rotated about one or more axes, in order to redirect forces generated by the motors during operation. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/09/18 / #20180228057

Modular mass storage system

A system for storing data includes a rack and one or more data storage modules mounted on the rack. The data storage modules may include a chassis, two or more vertically-oriented backplanes coupled to the chassis, two or more mass storage devices coupled to the backplanes, and one or more air passages extending beneath one or more of the backplanes. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/09/18 / #20180227388

Device gateway

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

08/09/18 / #20180227129

Signature delegation

A signature authority generates a master seed value that is used to generate 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

08/09/18 / #20180227124

Supporting a fixed transaction rate with a variably-backed logical cryptographic key

A request a request to perform a cryptographic operation is received, the request including a first identifier assigned to a key group, the key group comprising a plurality of second identifiers, with the plurality of second identifiers corresponding to a plurality of cryptographic keys. A second identifier is determined, according to a distribution scheme, from the plurality of second identifiers, and the cryptographic operation is performed using a cryptographic key of the plurality of cryptographic keys that corresponds to the second identifier that was determined.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/09/18 / #20180225464

Provisioning of a shippable storage device and ingesting data from the shippable storage device

When a client requests a data import job, a remote storage service provider provisions a shippable storage device that will be used to transfer client data from the client to the service provider for import. The service provider generates security information for the data import job, provisions the shippable storage device with the security information, and sends the shippable storage device to the client. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/09/18 / #20180225299

Efficient data compression and analysis as a service

Data may be efficiently analyzed and compressed as part of a data compression service. A data compression request may be received from a client indicating data to be compressed. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/09/18 / #20180225293

Sparse index-based storage, retrieval, and management of stored data

Techniques described and suggested herein include systems and methods for storing, indexing, and retrieving original data of data archives on data storage systems using redundancy coding techniques. For example, redundancy codes, such as erasure codes, may be applied to archives (such as those received from a customer of a computing resource service provider) so as allow the storage of original data of the individual archives available on a minimum of volumes, such as those of a data storage system, while retaining availability, durability, and other guarantees imparted by the application of the redundancy code. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/02/18 / #20180219951

Service endpoint interconnect in a virtual private gateway

A system includes a virtual private gateway (vgw) provisioning service that is configured to receive a request to establish a vgw. The request specifies a service accessible through the vgw and a customer-configurable policy. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/02/18 / #20180218371

Image analysis for user authentication

A user can be authenticated to any of a number of computing devices using an authentication process that recognizes the user and verifies that an actual human being is attempting to be authenticated, in order to minimize the ability of another person to spoof the authentication process. A model of a user can be generated and stored in the cloud, enabling that model to be synchronized across various devices. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

08/02/18 / #20180218218

Augmented reality user interface facilitating fulfillment

Disclosed are various implementations for updating information displayed in a user interface for a worker in a fulfillment center. Information changing relative to a previous user interface can be provided in response to location data that indicates the worker's location within a fulfillment center.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/26/18 / #20180213052

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

07/26/18 / #20180212898

Custom resources in a resource stack

A resource stack managed by a resource stack provider is created based on a resource stack template that integrates a custom resource from a second provider into the resource stack using a notification system with the second provider. For example, a customer may create a template that defines a resource stack that comprises resources available from the resource stack provider and one or more custom resources provided by a second provider. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/26/18 / #20180212880

Managing network computing components utilizing request routing

Aspects of the disclosure will be described with regard to the processing of a client computing device dns queries by a dns processing service to determine an identifier associated with a previously instantiated hosted virtual machine instance. In one aspect, if the previously instantiated hosted virtual machine instance is instantiated, the dns service can resolve the dns query by transmitting network address information associated with the previously instantiated hosted virtual machine instance. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/26/18 / #20180211346

Pickup location operations performed based on user feedback

Pickup location operations may be performed based on trusted user feedback. For example, a user may provide feedback that an ordered item at a pickup location is missing or damaged, in response to which a refund or replacement may be issued. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/26/18 / #20180211284

Customized advertisement and message content for presentation at pickup locations

Content such as a customized advertisement or message may be presented to a user at a pickup location. The content may be presented utilizing an audiovisual or other device of the pickup location, or on a user's mobile device when the user arrives at the pickup location. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/26/18 / #20180210966

Query language interoperability in a graph database

Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for query language interoperability in a graph database are disclosed. Data elements are inserted into a graph database using one or more of a plurality of graph database query languages. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/26/18 / #20180210914

Consistent query of local indexes

A distributed database management system may comprise a plurality of computing nodes. A request to update an item maintained by the system may be acknowledged as durable and committed once an entry corresponding to the request has been written to a log file and quorum among the computing nodes has been achieved. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/26/18 / #20180210760

Code execution request routing

A system for providing low-latency compute capacity is provided. The system may be configured to route incoming code execution requests based on user indications to use specific containers running on a plurality of virtual machine instances. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/26/18 / #20180210703

Device selection for providing a response

A system may use multiple speech interface devices to interact with a user by speech. All or a portion of the speech interface devices may detect a user utterance and may initiate speech processing to determine a meaning or intent of the utterance. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/26/18 / #20180210446

Passenger profiles for autonomous vehicles

Disclosed are various embodiments for implementing passenger profiles for autonomous vehicles. A passenger of the autonomous vehicle is identified. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/26/18 / #20180209404

Energy reclamation from cooling systems

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

07/19/18 / #20180205778

Just-in-time variable adaptive encoding and delivery of media content

Techniques are described for just-in-time variable adaptive encoding and delivery of media content. Fragments of media content are encoded at bitrates corresponding to available bandwidth of client devices. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/19/18 / #20180205777

Enabling continuous content playback

To provide the continuous playback of content, a content server may provide code to a requesting device that causes the requesting device to play streaming content delivered in chunks or other portions without disruption in playback. The requesting device may execute the code by a browser or other application, which may cause the requesting device to determine whether a data buffer is empty or nearly empty and request additional content from a streaming server if the data buffer is empty or nearly empty. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/19/18 / #20180205738

Parameter based key derivation

A delegation request is submitted to a session-based authentication service, fulfilment of which involves granting an entity an access privilege to a computing resource. A session key is received from the session-based authentication service. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/19/18 / #20180205719

Managing authorized execution of code

Techniques are described for providing customizable sign-on functionality, such as via an access manager system that provides single sign-on functionality and other functionality to other services for use with those services' users. The access manager system may maintain various sign-on and other account information for various users, and provide single sign-on functionality for those users using that maintained information on behalf of multiple unrelated services with which those users interact. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/19/18 / #20180205697

Managing content delivery network service providers by a content broker

A system, method, and computer readable medium for managing network storage provider and cdn service providers are provided. A content broker component obtains client computing device requests for content provided by a content provider. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/19/18 / #20180204574

Altering audio to improve automatic speech recognition

Techniques for altering audio being output by a voice-controlled device, or another device, to enable more accurate automatic speech recognition (asr) by the voice-controlled device. For instance, a voice-controlled device may output audio within an environment using a speaker of the device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/19/18 / #20180204301

Dynamic and application-specific virtualized graphics processing

Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for dynamic and application-specific virtualized graphics processing are disclosed. Execution of an application is initiated on a virtual compute instance. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/19/18 / #20180203717

Security protocols for low latency execution of program code

A system for providing security mechanisms for secure execution of program code is described. The system may be configured to maintain a plurality of virtual machine instances. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/19/18 / #20180201445

Item transfer using stackable storage modules

An example process may include receiving a request identifying an action with respect to an item and a modular storage system. The modular storage system may include a plurality of shipping containers accessible from an item transfer facility. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/19/18 / #20180201442

Stackable storage modules

An example storage module may include an upper support structure, a lower support structure, and a frame. The upper support structure may engage with a corresponding lower support structure of a first different storage module. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/19/18 / #20180201439

Container-based storage using stackable storage modules

An example item storage system may include a shipping container and a plurality of storage modules disposed within the interior of the shipping container. Each storage module may include an upper support structure, a lower support structure, and a frame. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

07/12/18 / #20180199204

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

07/12/18 / #20180199123

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

07/12/18 / #20180199041

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

07/12/18 / #20180198863

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

07/12/18 / #20180198829

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

07/12/18 / #20180198823

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

07/12/18 / #20180198822

Virtualized network honeypots

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

07/12/18 / #20180198779

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

07/12/18 / #20180198675

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

07/12/18 / #20180197122

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

07/12/18 / #20180196827

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

07/12/18 / #20180196803

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

07/12/18 / #20180196782

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

07/12/18 / #20180196741

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

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

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

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








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