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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

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

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

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

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

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

Virtualized network honeypots

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

05/10/18 / #20180129628

Managing use of program execution capacity

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

05/10/18 / #20180129570

Saving program execution state

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

05/10/18 / #20180129495

Elastic application framework for deploying software

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

05/10/18 / #20180129417

Dynamic data set replica management

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

05/10/18 / #20180127209

Item retrieval using a robotic drive unit

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

05/03/18 / #20180124056

Immediate pollcy effectiveness in eventually consistent systems

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

05/03/18 / #20180121875

Delivery prediction automation and risk mitigation

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

05/03/18 / #20180121523

Selecting supplemental content for inclusion in a search results page

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

05/03/18 / #20180121254

Dynamic management of data stream processing

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

05/03/18 / #20180121245

Endpoint management system and virtual compute system

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

04/19/18 / #20180109610

Automatic scaling of resource instance groups within compute clusters

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

04/19/18 / #20180109553

Mitigating network attacks

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

04/19/18 / #20180107706

Determining the state of data in database applications

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

04/19/18 / #20180107704

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

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

04/19/18 / #20180107660

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

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

04/19/18 / #20180105363

Robotic item sortation and optimization along the vertical axis

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

04/12/18 / #20180103298

Broadcaster tools for interactive shopping interfaces

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

04/12/18 / #20180103066

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

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

04/12/18 / #20180102905

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

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

04/12/18 / #20180101991

Blended reality systems and methods

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

04/12/18 / #20180101494

Presenting multiple endpoints from an enhanced pci express endpoint device

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

04/12/18 / #20180101431

Eventually durable redundancy encoded data storage

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

04/12/18 / #20180099745

Unmanned aerial vehicle protective frame configuration

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

04/05/18 / #20180097893

Cross-device synchronization system for account-level information

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

04/05/18 / #20180097864

Request-based encoding for streaming content portions

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

04/05/18 / #20180097831

Network addresses with encoded dns-level information

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

04/05/18 / #20180097812

Developer based document collaboration

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

04/05/18 / #20180097792

Tracking user activity for digital content

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

04/05/18 / #20180097634

Encrypted network addresses

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

04/05/18 / #20180097631

Digitally signed network addresses

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

04/05/18 / #20180096689

Speech recognition power management

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

04/05/18 / #20180096497

Image validation

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

04/05/18 / #20180096440

Restaurant specific personalization

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

04/05/18 / #20180096290

Sharing inventory between ordering channels

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

04/05/18 / #20180096288

Pre-packed shipment transformable to inventory receptacle for distributor

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

04/05/18 / #20180096287

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

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

04/05/18 / #20180096163

Immutable cryptographically secured ledger-backed databases

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

04/05/18 / #20180096025

Local business and product search system and method

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

04/05/18 / #20180095774

Virtual machines controlling separate subsets of programmable hardware

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

04/05/18 / #20180095680

Physical media aware spacially coupled journaling and replay

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

04/05/18 / #20180095670

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

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

04/05/18 / #20180094966

Generating load characteristic information based on sensor data

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

04/05/18 / #20180093770

Unmanned aerial vehicle configuration for extended flight and heat dissipation

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

03/29/18 / #20180091621

Device gateway

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

03/29/18 / #20180091583

Multi-party updates to distributed systems

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

03/29/18 / #20180091514

Media asset access control system

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

03/29/18 / #20180091484

Logic repository service using encrypted configuration data

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

03/29/18 / #20180091413

Network health data aggregation service

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

03/29/18 / #20180091401

Programmatic interfaces for network health information

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

03/29/18 / #20180091394

Filtering network health information based on customer impact

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

03/29/18 / #20180091392

Visualization of network health information

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

03/29/18 / #20180091391

Device state management

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

03/29/18 / #20180091375

Event-based data path detection

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

03/29/18 / #20180090174

Video generation of project revision history

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

03/29/18 / #20180089780

Server-side, variable drive health determination

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

03/29/18 / #20180089608

Systems and methods for managing delivery routes

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

03/29/18 / #20180089474

Container holding fixtures

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

03/29/18 / #20180089343

Logic repository service

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

03/29/18 / #20180089299

Different hierarchies of resource data objects for managing system resources

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

03/29/18 / #20180089250

Atomic application of multiple updates to a hierarchical data structure

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

03/29/18 / #20180089249

Remote policy validation for managing distributed system resources

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

03/29/18 / #20180089183

System for optimizing access to an indexed database

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

03/29/18 / #20180089132

Configurable logic platform

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

03/29/18 / #20180089119

Configurable logic platform with multiple reconfigurable regions

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

03/29/18 / #20180089005

Generating an application programming interface

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

03/29/18 / #20180088993

Managed container instances

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

03/29/18 / #20180088992

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

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

03/29/18 / #20180088964

Resource configuration based on dynamic group membership

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

03/29/18 / #20180088930

Updating code within an application

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

03/29/18 / #20180088804

Virtualizing non-volatile storage at a peripheral device

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

03/29/18 / #20180088270

Lightguide assembly for electronic display

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

03/29/18 / #20180088174

Extracting debug information from fpgas in multi-tenant environments

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

03/29/18 / #20180088063

Thermographic inspection process for composite vehicle and components

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

03/29/18 / #20180087967

Automated thermographic inspection for composite structures

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

03/29/18 / #20180086561

Wedge based lifting device and system

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

03/29/18 / #20180086531

Food packaging with multi-layer structure

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

03/22/18 / #20180084665

Server system

A system includes a rack and one or more server systems mounted in the rack. A server system includes at least one sever node and each server node includes an array of devices including mass storage devices and at least one server device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180084664

Patch panel assembly

A patch panel assembly mounts in a rack on a side of the rack other than the front side of the rack and other than the back side of the rack and fits within a volume of space not occupied by rack slots of the rack. In some embodiments the patch panel assembly includes brackets that articulate into out of the volume of space in the rack in which the patch panel assembly is mounted to allow access to patch cable connectors coupled in the brackets of the patch panel assembly.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180084032

Computing infrastructure for configurable-quality random data

Methods and apparatus for a computing infrastructure for configurable-quality random data are disclosed. A storage medium stores program instructions that when executed on a processor designate some servers of a provider network as members of a pool of producers of random data usable by random data consumers. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083929

Session negotiations

A plurality of devices are each operable to provide information that is usable for to prove authorization with any of the other devices. The devices may have common access to a cryptographic key. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083872

Linking resource instances to virtual network in provider network environments

Methods and apparatus that allow clients to connect resource instances to virtual networks in provider network environments via private ip. Via private ip linking methods and apparatus, a client of a provider network can establish private ip communications between the client's resource instances on the provider network and the client's resource instances provisioned in the client's virtual network via links from the private ip address space of the virtual network to the private ip address space of the provider network. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083836

Group command management for device groups

A technology is described for operating a device shadowing service that manages commands associated with groups of device representations. An example method may include receiving a group command associated with a group of device representations managed by a device shadowing service. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083503

Motor magnet placement to alter generated sound

Described are methods and apparatus for altering the sound generated by a motor during operation. For example, the implementations described herein include a motor in which the spacing between the rotor magnets is non-uniform (i.e., the spacing varies between rotor magnets). ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180083495

Motor with adjustable back-electromotive force

The described apparatus and method enable alteration of motor properties during operation of a motor. For example, the rotor of the motor may be adjustable, during motor operation, between a first diameter and a larger, second diameter. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082244

Adaptive process for guiding human-performed inventory tasks

An inventory management system is described. The inventory management system may be configured to determine a head or eye level of an operator interacting with a storage structure. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082162

Amassing pick and/or storage task density for inter-floor transfer

A transfer rack on one floor of an inventory system can receive multiple containers each carrying an inventory item designated for an operation on a different floor of the inventory system. A vertical lift can move the transfer rack carrying the multiple containers from the one floor to the different floor. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180082127

Video segmentation techniques

A video segmentation system can be utilized to automate segmentation of digital video content. Features corresponding to visual, audio, and/or textual content of the video can be extracted from frames of the video. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180081882

Search query classification

Disclosed are various embodiments for classifying search queries. A computing device identifies a user account associated with a submission of a search query to an electronic commerce application. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180079626

Robotic enabled vertical lift

Robotic enabled lift concepts are described. In one embodiment, a vertical lift includes a vertically directed track assembly and linear actuator that extend between first and second levels. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/22/18 / #20180079497

Propeller alignment devices

A propeller alignment device is described. The propeller alignment device can include a second retainer attached to a propeller and a motor. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077420

Media storage

A user of a storage system can upload files for a media asset, which can include a high quality media file and various related files. As part of the upload process, the storage system can extract metadata that describes the media asset. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077350

Aerial vehicle optical sensor configuration

Described is an aerial vehicle, such as an unmanned aerial vehicle (“uav”), that includes a plurality of sensors, such as stereo cameras, mounted along a perimeter frame of the aerial vehicle and arranged to generate a scene that surrounds the aerial vehicle. The sensors may be mounted in or on winglets of the perimeter frame. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180077261

Predictive transmission of digital content

A digital content provider is configured to identify, based at least in part on various customer user profiles, digital content that is to be pre-loaded onto one or more customer computing devices in advance of the digital content being available for at least one mode of consumption by the one or more computing devices. The digital content provider may use these user profiles, as well as other external information, to identify one or more customers that are to receive the digital content. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180075054

Metering data in distributed storage environments

Techniques described and suggested include systems, methods, and processes for determining data-related attributes, such as size, for data and/or data containers (such as volumes and file systems) resident on distributed storage systems. For example, a shared records storage device may be utilized to gather information related to file systems stored on a distributed storage system having a plurality of storage servers. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074818

Source code mapping through context specific key word indexes and fingerprinting

The present disclosure describes a system and method that identifies locations in source code files that are associated with particular web requests. The system generates a fingerprint for each web request based at least in part on the parameters of each http request. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180074504

Integrated obstacle detection and payload centering sensor system

Disclosed are various embodiments for an integrated obstacle detection and payload centering sensor system. A robotic drive unit (rdu) captures, with a downward facing camera mounted to itself, an image of fiducial located on the ground. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/15/18 / #20180072499

Inventory system with efficient operator handling of inventory items

An inventory system can include multiple floors. The system can assign operations involving inventory items to a floor based on information about the floor, other floors, the operations, and/or the inventory items. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180070475

System with rack-mounted ac fans

A computer system includes a chassis, one or more hard disk drives coupled to the chassis, and one or more air passages under at least one of the hard disk drives. The air passages include one or more air inlets and one or more air outlets. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069844

Secure data destruction in a distributed environment using key protection mechanisms

Organizations maintain and generate large amounts of sensitive information using computer hardware resources and services of a service provider. Furthermore, there is a need to be able to delete large amounts of data securely and quickly by encrypting the data with a key and destroying the key. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180069840

Secure delivery and storage of content

A content item service enables users to upload media for content items to be given to others. The content item service performs operations on uploaded media content, such as transcoding. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180068486

Displaying three-dimensional virtual content

A computing device can determine its position relative to a reference point. The device can render a portion of content too large to be suitably displayed in full on a display of the device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180068261

Arm-detecting overhead sensor for inventory system

Inventory systems may include one or more sensors capable of detecting spatial positioning of inventory holders and an arm of a worker interacting with the inventory holder. Data can be received from a sensor, a gesture of the arm can be determined from the data, and a bin location or other information can be determined based on the gesture.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180068143

Detecting item scans with audio signal processing

Disclosed are various embodiments for detecting item scans with audio signal processing. A first machine-readable identifier may be rendered in a display device associated with at least one computing device, where the first machine-readable identifier is associated with a first item in a list of items. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180068139

Bundled unit identification and tracking

A unique digital identifier of a bundled set of items may be generated based on imaging data or other information captured from the bundled set, stored, and used for any purpose. The imaging data or other information may depict or describe the bundled set after the items have been wrapped or otherwise combined in a unique manner using a binding agent, e.g., a sheet of shrink wrap, a rubber band, or any other materials. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067951

Computer-implemented object management via tags

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

03/08/18 / #20180067822

Failover and recovery for replicated data instances

Replicated instances in a database environment provide for automatic failover and recovery. A monitoring component can periodically communicate with a primary and a secondary replica for an instance, with each capable of residing in a separate data zone or geographic location to provide a level of reliability and availability. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067790

Flexible scripting platform for troubleshooting

A scripting service may provide a scripting platform to users of the scripting service. The users may cause execution of various scripts and/or modify or generate new scripts associated with the scripting service. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/08/18 / #20180067662

Memory-based on-demand data page generation

A data store maintaining data may implement memory-based on-demand data page generation. Log records may be maintained in system memory according to a version threshold for data pages of data stored in persistent storage. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063715

Dynamic unlock mechanisms for mobile devices

An access control application for mobile devices is provided. The access control application may be configured to generate a set of security tasks based at least in part on information corresponding to a user's interactions with the mobile device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063289

Executing remote commands

A communication system and method for the utilization of messaging protocols to provide computing devices executable code. An administrative component can include executable code or instructions within the publication of content. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063236

Producer system registration

Processes and systems are disclosed for selecting a producer system from a number of producer systems to lease to a consumer system. A leasing agent, in response to a request from the consumer system for access to a service at a producer system, can identify a producer system to lease to the lease requestor based, at least in part, on a selection weight associated with each producer system that the leasing agent is assigned. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063115

Access to documents in a document management and collaboration system

A method and apparatus for securing access to a document stored by a document management and collaboration system are disclosed. In the method and apparatus, access credentials pertaining to a document are obtained, whereby the access credentials are usable for authenticating a request to access the document. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180063027

Routing based request correlation

Aspects of the disclosure will be described with regard to the processing of dns queries by a dns service based on multiple network addresses associated with a single network entity (e.g., a service provider). The dns service may respond to each dns query for identifying network addresses associated with the service provider with a respective unique network address from a pool of network addresses. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180062909

Log monitoring system

Disclosed are various embodiments for a log monitoring system to monitor the health of server log files. The log monitoring system may generate at least one log health signal based on an analysis of the server log content generated by at least one host application. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180061404

Indicator for voice-based communications

Systems, methods, and devices for outputting indications regarding voice-based interactions are described. A first speech-controlled device detects spoken audio corresponding to recipient information. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180061403

Indicator for voice-based communications

Systems, methods, and devices for outputting visual indications regarding voice-based interactions are described. A first speech-controlled device detects spoken audio corresponding to a voice message to a second speech-controlled device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180061402

Voice-based communications

Systems, methods, and devices for escalating voice-based interactions via speech-controlled devices are described. Speech-controlled devices capture audio, including wakeword portions and payload portions, for sending to a server to relay messages between speech-controlled devices. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060619

Implicitly confirming item movement

Disclosed are various embodiments for implicitly confirming movement of an item in a materials handling facility. In one embodiment, a radio-frequency identifier (rfid) having an antenna directed at a plurality of storage locations is activated. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060431

Managing cached data in a network environment

Techniques are described for managing cached data in a network environment. In one example, the techniques include receiving a client request for a data group, determining that a cached copy of the requested data group that is stored in the persistent cache storage is no longer valid relative to a current copy of the data group stored at a remote data source system, obtaining from the remote data source system information about differences between the cached copy and the current copy and instructions associated with the identified differences, modifying, by the configured server computing system, the cached copy to include the identified differences in accordance with the received instructions, and providing, by the configured server computing system, the modified cached copy of the requested data group to the client in response to the client request.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060427

Navigating a taxonomy using search queries

Disclosed are various embodiments for navigating a taxonomy using search queries. A search query is parsed in order to identify one or more item categories. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060400

Tracking query execution status for selectively routing queries

Query execution status may be tracked to selectively route queries to resources for execution. The completion of queries executing at computing resources obtained from a pool of computing resources configured to execute queries may be detected. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060395

Selecting interruptible resources for query execution

Interruptible computing resources for executing queries may be selected. When queries are received, the probability that query can complete execution at interruptible computing resources may be determined. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060394

Selecting resource configurations for query execution

The configuration of computing resources for executing queries may be selected. A comparison of the configuration of computing resources that executed previous queries may be made to select the configuration of computing resources for a received query. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060393

Managed query service

Queries may be received and executed by a managed query service. A query directed to data sets that are separately stored in a remote data store may be received. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060133

Event-driven resource pool management

Event-driven management may be implemented for resource pools. Pool management events may be detected at computing resources in a resource pool. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060132

Stateful resource pool management for job execution

Stateful resource pool management may be implemented for executing jobs. Metrics for pools of computing resources that are configured to execute jobs on behalf of network-based services may be collected. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180060129

Termination policies for scaling compute resources

Approaches are described for enabling a user to specify one or more termination policies that can be used to select which instances in a group of virtual machines (or other compute resources) allocated to the user should be terminated first when scaling down the group of virtual machine instances. The termination policies can be utilized by an automatic scaling service when managing the resources in a multitenant shared resource computing environment, such as a cloud computing environment.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180058739

Transportable climate-controlled units for fulfillment of perishable goods

Disclosed are various embodiments for fulfillment of perishable goods using transportable climate-controlled units. A computing environment may control operation and transportation of network-enabled refrigeration units using mobile drive units capable of navigating a materials handing center or other space. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

03/01/18 / #20180057167

Directed fragmentation for unmanned airborne vehicles

Directed fragmentation of an unmanned aerial vehicle (uav) is described. In one embodiment, the uav includes various components, such one or more motors, batteries, sensors, a housing, casing or shell, and a payload for delivery. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054923

Computer system with external bypass air plenum

A rack-mountable computer system enables an airflow that cools components in an upstream portion of the computer system interior to be cooled through mixing with a bypass airflow downstream of the components in the upstream portion. The mixed airflow can cool components in a downstream portion of the interior. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054637

Uninterrupted playback of video streams using lower quality cached files

Disclosed are various embodiments for facilitating uninterrupted playback of video streams using lower quality cached files. A video file corresponding to an entirety of a video content feature encoded at a first quality may be obtained from another client on a local network. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054604

Determining stereo distance information using imaging devices integrated into propeller blades

A propeller provided on an aerial vehicle may include a digital camera or other imaging device embedded into a surface of one of the blades of the propeller. The digital camera may capture images while the propeller is rotating at an operational speed. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054506

Enabling voice control of telephone device

A system capable of connecting a device to a public switched telephone network (pstn) using an adapter. The device may send audio data via a data network to a server and the server can determine a voice command included in the audio data. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054505

Enabling voice control of telephone device

A system capable of connecting a home telephone circuit connected to a public switched telephone network (pstn) to a server via a data network using an adapter. The system may enable a telephone connected to the home telephone circuit to perform voice commands by sending audio data from the telephone to the server via the data network and the server determining the voice commands included in the audio data. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054504

Enabling voice control of telephone device

A system capable of connecting a device to a public switched telephone network (pstn) using an adapter. The adapter may connect to the pstn and send audio data between the pstn and a server via a data network, enabling the device to communicate over the pstn. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054421

Private network peering in virtual network environments

Methods and apparatus for private network peering in virtual network environments in which peerings between virtual client private networks on a provider network may be established by clients via an api to a peering service. The peering service and api 104 may allow clients to dynamically establish and manage virtual network transit centers on the provider network at which virtual ports may be established and configured, virtual peerings between private networks may be requested and, if accepted, established, and routing information for the peerings may be specified and exchanged. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054371

Monitoring domain allocation performance

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

02/22/18 / #20180054309

Authenticating nonces prior to encrypting and decrypting cryptographic keys

Data security is enhanced by receiving a request that identifies an encrypted data key, an authentication tag, and additional authenticated data that includes at least a nonce. In some cases, the authentication tag is cryptographically derivable from the encrypted data key and the additional authenticated data. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180054302

Message service with distributed key caching for server-side encryption

Systems and processes are described for a message service with distributed key caching for server-side encryption. Message requests are received by message handlers of the message service that cache data encryption keys used to encrypt and decrypt messages that are stored to message containers in back end storage. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180053144

Inventory handling by anisotropically adhesive gripping

Inventory handlers can include one or more gripping elements connected with a gripping assembly. The gripping element or elements can be subjected to shear force when in contact with inventory items such that the anisotropically adhesive surface engages an inventory item with an adhesive force. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/22/18 / #20180053141

Agv traffic management system

Techniques for providing an entity monitoring safety feature in an inventory management system are described herein. For example, instructions may be received by a computer system of an autonomous vehicle that identify a path to move inventory within a materials handling facility. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048937

Enhancing video content with personalized extrinsic data

Disclosed are various embodiments that relate to enhancing video content with extrinsic data. A video content feature is rendered on a display. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048820

Pixel readout of a charge coupled device having a variable aperture

A system and method for obtaining, by an electronic device, a first set of image data recorded during an image capture event and a second set of image data recorded during an image capture event. During the image capture event, a characteristic of an image capture device is changed from a first state to a second state. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048675

Managing communications between computing nodes

Techniques are described for managing communications between multiple intercommunicating computing nodes, such as multiple virtual machine nodes hosted on one or more physical computing machines or systems. In some situations, users may specify groups of computing nodes and optionally associated access policies for use in the managing of the communications for those groups, such as by specifying which source nodes are allowed to transmit data to particular destinations nodes. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048640

Authentication and authorization of a privilege-constrained application

Methods and systems are provided for managing access to a client account related (car) resource. When a privilege-constrained (pc) application requests access to an individual client account, a single use authorization (sua) code is created that is associated with the individual client account. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/15/18 / #20180048634

Authentication using a transaction history

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

02/15/18 / #20180047399

Proving file ownership

A robust digital fingerprint of a file ensures that one able to produce the robust digital fingerprint has possession of the file. A client obtains information that is unpredictable to the client and uses that information to modify the file and generate a robust digital fingerprint from the modified file. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/15/18 / #20180047002

Cross-data-store operations in log-coordinated storage systems

Data stores that are to be configured as members of a storage group on behalf of a client are identified. The client indicates one or more types of cross-data-store operations to be performed. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/15/18 / #20180046552

Variable data replication for storage implementing data backup

A log-structured data store implementing data backup may implement variable data replication. Write requests may be received at different storage nodes maintaining respective replicas of a portion of a log for data maintained in the log-structured data store. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/15/18 / #20180046469

Host identity bootstrapping

Automated provisioning of hosts on a network with reasonable levels of security is described in this application. A certificate management service (cms) on a host, one or more trusted agents, and a public key infrastructure are utilized in a secure framework to establish host identity. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/15/18 / #20180046434

Context-aware notifications

Systems and approaches are provided for presenting incoming notifications to a computing device based on a determined context of the computing device. Various sensors of the device can be used to determine the context of the device with respect to a user, the state of the device itself, or the context of the device with respect to the environment in which the device is situated. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/15/18 / #20180044004

Selectively thrusting propulsion units for aerial vehicles

Aerial vehicles may include propulsion units having motors with drive shafts that may be aligned at a variety of orientations, propellers with variable pitch blades, and common operators for aligning the drive shafts at one or more orientations and for varying the pitch angles of the blades. The common operators may include plate elements to which a propeller hub is rotatably joined, and which may be supported by one or more linear actuators that may extend or retract to vary both the orientations of the drive shafts and the pitch angles of the blades. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180041572

Block allocation based on server utilization

A computing resource service provider may operate a data storage service configured to provide data storage for one or more customers of the computing resource service provider. The data storage service may store customer data in one or more replicated state machines, where the replicated state machines comprise a plurality of replicated state machine-shards. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180041480

Resource locators with keys

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

02/08/18 / #20180041468

Managing dynamic ip address assignments

Various systems and processes may be used to manage internet protocol (ip) addresses that are dynamically assigned. In particular implementations, systems and processes for managing ip addresses that are dynamically assigned may include the ability to determine whether an identifier for a web service has been received from a customer having one or more virtual machines in a service provider network, the web service being accessible by the customer's virtual machines over an external communication network. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180041247

Mesh network device with power line communications (plc) and wireless connections

Network hardware devices organized in a wireless mesh network (wmn) in which one network hardware devices includes a first wireless radio and a power line communications (plc) radio coupled to a processing device. The processing device communicates, using the first wireless radio, first data with a second mesh network device over a wireless link between the first wireless radio and a first wireless radio of the second mesh network device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180040316

Active airborne noise abatement

Noises that are to be emitted by an aerial vehicle during operations may be predicted using one or more machine learning systems, algorithms or techniques. Anti-noises having equal or similar intensities and equal but out-of-phase frequencies may be identified and generated based on the predicted noises, thereby reducing or eliminating the net effect of the noises. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180040251

Object avoidance methods for automated aerial vehicles

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

02/08/18 / #20180040142

Color name generation from images and color palettes

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

02/08/18 / #20180039899

Predictive instance suspension and resumption

Remote computing resource service providers allow customers to execute virtual computer systems in a virtual environment on hardware provided by the computing resource service provider. The hardware may be distributed between various geographic locations connected by a network. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180039506

Dynamic code deployment and versioning

A system for providing dynamic code deployment and versioning is provided. The system may be configured to receive a first request to execute a newer program code on a virtual compute system, determine, based on the first request, that the newer program code is a newer version of an older program code loaded onto an existing container on a virtual machine instance on the virtual compute system, initiate a download of the newer program code onto a second container on the same virtual machine instance, and causing the first request to be processed with the older program code in the existing container.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180039449

Deallocating portions of data storage based on notifications of invalid data

Systems and methods are disclosed which facilitate management of thin provisioned data storage. Specifically, portions of thinly provisioned data stores may be deallocated when they contain invalid data, such as data deleted by a user. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180039307

Multi-mode cooling system and method with evaporative cooling

An air channeling sub-system may include a mechanical cooling section and a direct evaporative cooling section. The direct evaporative cooling section may be downstream from the mechanical cooling section. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180039258

Mobile robot group for moving an item

Techniques for improving the efficiency and flexibility of inventory systems are described. In an example, multiple robots may be operated to move an item. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/08/18 / #20180037322

Communications and landings of unmanned aerial vehicles on transportation vehicles for transport

Unmanned aerial vehicles (“uavs”) which fly to destinations (e.g., for delivering items) may land on transportation vehicles (e.g., delivery trucks, etc.) for temporary transport. An agreement with the owner of the transportation vehicles (e.g., a shipping carrier) may be made, and the associated transportation vehicles that are available for landings may be identified by markers on the roof or other identification techniques. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180035146

Streaming media authorization based on call signs

Disclosed are various embodiments for determining whether a client device is authorized to receive media content based at least in part on the call signs of broadcast stations that the client device is able to receive. A computing device receives a broadcast station identifier and a program identifier from a client computing device. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180034881

Feedback optimized video coding parameters

A system for managing delivery of video content. The system includes a controller and one or more players. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180034710

Response rate limiting device

A response rate limiting device is provided that may reduce the volume of network traffic generated as a result of an amplification attack. The rate liming device receives a packet and determines identification information corresponding to the packet. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180034663

Private alias endpoints for isolated virtual networks

In accordance with a designation of a private alias endpoint as a routing target for traffic directed to a service from within an isolated virtual network of a provider network, a tunneling intermediary receives a baseline packet generated at a compute instance. The baseline packet indicates a public ip (internet protocol) address of the service as the destination, and a private ip address of the compute instance as the source. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032751

Discovering availability of digital media from multiple sources

Disclosed are various embodiments for discovering availability of digital media titles from multiple digital media service providers. A user account can have a relationship with one or more of the digital media service providers. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032716

Chained authentication using musical transforms

A service receives a request from a user of a group of users to perform one or more operations requiring group authentication in order for the operations to be performed. In response, the service provides a first user of the group with an image seed and an ordering of the group of users. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032510

Automated translation of source code

In some cases, a localization service may identify candidate strings in the source code of an application. Further, the localization service may determine whether the candidate strings are displayed literals in a first human-perceivable language. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032464

Modular mass storage system

A system for storing data includes a rack, one or more data storage modules coupled to the rack, and one or more data control modules coupled to the rack. The data storage modules may include a chassis, two or more backplanes coupled to the chassis, and one or more mass storage devices (for example, hard disk drives) coupled to the backplanes. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032428

Inter-process communication automated testing framework

Application developers may develop applications or portions of application that do not have a corresponding user interface. Testing non-user interface elements of an application may require application developers to develop corresponding user interface elements for all or a portion of the executable code included in the application. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

02/01/18 / #20180032384

Secure script execution using sandboxed environments

A scripting platform may provide an isolated processing environment for executing user generated scripts. The isolated processing environment may be a separate execution thread of an application of the scripting platform. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180027180

Camera arrangements for wide-angle imaging

Approaches are described for constructing a single camera by combining an array (or other arrangement) of multiple smaller and lower resolution cameras. Each of the smaller cameras is aimed in a different direction in order to provide a wider angle and higher resolution field of view (fov) for the resulting composite camera. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180026971

Computing device with integrated authentication token

Disclosed are various embodiments for a computing device with an integrated authentication token. The computing device includes first circuitry having a processor and a memory and providing general-purpose computing capability. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180026968

Managing security credentials

Disclosed are various embodiments for managing security credentials. In one embodiment, network content for a network site is obtained in response to a user request. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180026950

Leveraging transport-layer cryptographic material

A client application cryptographically protects application data using an application-layer cryptographic key. The application-layer cryptographic key is derived from cryptographic material provided by a cryptographically protected network connection. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180026867

Monitoring of replicated data instances

Replicated instances in a distributed computing environment provide for automatic failover and recovery. A component monitors the status of event processors in a set or bucket and handles the failure of an event processor. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180026797

Binding digitally signed requests to sessions

A client establishes an cryptographically protected communications session and determines information usable to distinguish the session from other sessions. The client digitally signs the information using a cryptographic key that is independent of the session to enable a server to check whether the information matches the session that it established and whether the digital signature is correct. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025397

Widget-based integration of payment gateway functionality into transactional sites

Various embodiments of a payment service are disclosed. In some embodiments, a merchant can enable customer use of the payment service by adding widget code to a web page, such as a catalog or shopping cart page, of the merchant's site. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180025168

Virtual service provider zones

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

01/25/18 / #20180025065

Efficient query processing using histograms in a columnar database

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

01/25/18 / #20180025002

Hue-based color naming for an image

Systems and methods are provided for associating colors or color names with a color image based on hue. A set of hue values can be extracted from color data, such as a color palette, corresponding to a color image. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/25/18 / #20180024608

Flexible power support redundancy busway system

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

01/25/18 / #20180024554

Autonomous ground vehicles based at delivery locations

Autonomous ground vehicles (“agvs”) are utilized to retrieve items from transportation vehicles (e.g., delivery trucks) for delivery to specified locations (e.g., user residences, etc.). In various implementations, the agvs may be owned by individual users and/or may service a group of users in a given area (e.g., in an apartment building, neighborhood, etc.). ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/18/18 / #20180019592

Method and system for establishing a power feed to systems during operation

A method of adding a power feed to electrical systems includes coupling a set of input lines to a power source such that the input lines are connected to at least one phase of ac power from the power source, and coupling a set of backfeed lines to an output receptacle in a power distribution unit. The output receptacle may be connected in parallel with at least one other output receptacle that is supplying primary power to systems in the data center. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/18/18 / #20180018241

Visualizing restoration operation granularity for a database

A database may provide a visualization of restoration operation granularity. Information may be obtained describing possible restoration points within a given period of time for a database. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/11/18 / #20180014425

Shelf-mounted modular computing unit

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

01/11/18 / #20180013693

System and method for routing service requests

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

01/11/18 / #20180013624

Using virtual networking devices to manage routing information

Techniques are described for providing managed virtual computer networks that have a configured logical network topology with virtual networking devices, such as by a network-accessible configurable network service, with corresponding networking functionality provided for communications between multiple computing nodes of the virtual computer network by emulating functionality that would be provided by the virtual networking devices if they were physically present. In some situations, the networking functionality provided for a managed computer network of a client includes receiving routing communications directed to the virtual networking devices and using included routing cost information to update the configuration of the managed computer network, and/or includes determining actual cost information corresponding to use of an underlying substrate network and providing routing cost information to the client that reflects the determined actual cost information, so as to enable the client to modify the configuration of the managed computer network accordingly.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/11/18 / #20180013552

Validating using an offload device security component

Generally described, physical computing devices in a virtual network can be configured to host a number of virtual machine instances. The physical computing devices can be operably coupled with offload devices. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/11/18 / #20180012601

Dialog management with multiple applications

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

01/11/18 / #20180012597

Architecture for multi-domain natural language processing

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

01/11/18 / #20180012593

Keyword detection modeling using contextual information

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

01/11/18 / #20180011894

Validity map-based tracking of user data updates

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

01/11/18 / #20180011311

Adhesive/sealing material for an electrowetting device

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

01/04/18 / #20180007812

Modular data center without active cooling

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

01/04/18 / #20180007449

Unobtrusively enhancing video content with extrinsic data

The playback of video content upon a display is enhanced through the unobtrusive presentation of extrinsic data upon the same display. A video content feature is rendered on a display. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/04/18 / #20180007209

System and method for automated call distribution

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

01/04/18 / #20180007121

Performance-based content delivery

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

01/04/18 / #20180007060

Multi-factor authentication to access services

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

01/04/18 / #20180007020

Secure transfer and use of secret material in a shared environment

Aspects related to the secure transfer and use of secret material are described. In one embodiment, an encrypted secret key and encrypted revocation data are imported into a trusted execution environment and decrypted with private provider and vendor keys. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/04/18 / #20180006963

Network-accessible data volume modification

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

01/04/18 / #20180005589

Electrowetting element with stable fluid configurations

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

01/04/18 / #20180004954

Secure booting of virtualization managers

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

01/04/18 / #20180004921

Turing test via failure

Current captcha tests are designed to be difficult for a bot and simple for a human-user to answer; however, as artificial intelligence improves, bots are more capable of using techniques such as optical character recognition to resolve current captchas in similar manners as human-users. By providing a captcha challenge from a library or set of challenges that are designed in a manner that causes or likely causes a human-user to trivially get the answer to the challenge wrong, helps to confirm that a user is a human-user, as a bot would answer the challenge correctly.. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004801

Transaction ordering

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

01/04/18 / #20180004698

Network-accessible data volume modification

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

01/04/18 / #20180004575

Adjusting variable limit on concurrent code executions

Systems and methods are described for adjusting a number of concurrent code executions allowed to be performed for a given user on an on-demand code execution environment or other distributed code execution environments. Such environments utilize pre-initialized virtual machine instances to enable execution of user-specified code in a rapid manner, without delays typically caused by initialization of the virtual machine instances. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004572

On-demand network code execution with cross-account aliases

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

01/04/18 / #20180004561

Performance variability reduction using an opportunistic hypervisor

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

01/04/18 / #20180004556

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

Systems and methods are described for adjusting a number of concurrent code executions allowed to be performed for a given user on an on-demand code execution environment or other distributed code execution environments. Such environments utilize pre-initialized virtual machine instances to enable execution of user-specified code in a rapid manner, without delays typically caused by initialization of the virtual machine instances. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004553

On-demand network code execution with cross-account aliases

Systems and methods are described for utilizing cross-account access to tasks on an on-demand code execution environment or other distributed code execution environment to implement an application programming interface (api) on a network-accessible service. An on-demand code execution environment can utilize pre-initialized virtual machine instances to enable execution of user-specified code in a rapid manner, without delays typically caused by initialization of the virtual machine instances. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/04/18 / #20180004539

Memory allocation techniques at partially-offloaded virtualization managers

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

01/04/18 / #20180004359

Time-based device interfaces

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

01/04/18 / #20180003948

Electrowetting element with shaped support plate surface portion

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

01/04/18 / #20180003946

Method of controlling an electrowetting element with stable fluid configurations

Apparatus and a related method of controlling an electrowetting element of the apparatus. Display effect data is received which is indicative of a requested display effect for two electrowetting elements. ... Amazon Technologies Inc

01/04/18 / #20180001209

Constructing social networks using monitored game play

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








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