Patents Assigned to Amazon Technologies, Inc.
  • Publication number: 20190156246
    Abstract: A provider network implements a machine learning deployment service for generating and deploying packages to implement machine learning at connected devices. The service may receive from a client an indication of an inference application, a machine learning framework to be used by the inference application, a machine learning model to be used by the inference application, and an edge device to run the inference application. The service may then generate a package based on the inference application, the machine learning framework, the machine learning model, and a hardware platform of the edge device. To generate the package, the service may optimize the model based on the hardware platform of the edge device and/or the machine learning framework. The service may then deploy the package to the edge device. The edge device then installs the inference application and performs actions based on inference data generated by the machine learning model.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 30, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Calvin Yue-Ren Kuo, Jiazhen Chen, Jingwei Sun, Haiyang Liu
  • Publication number: 20190155937
    Abstract: A geographically distributed system using a hybrid, multi-master design is disclosed. The system may use global tables, for which both reads and writes may be performed locally, but with a single region serving as a master region. All strongly consistent reads and writes may be sent to the master region, whereas eventually consistent reads and writes may be performed in any region with a replica. The master region may not be statically assigned but may move from region to region. The master region may be assigned manually by client preference or may be assigned and updated automatically based on the time of day or workload characteristics.
    Type: Application
    Filed: May 4, 2018
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Asmita Barve, Richard Shawn Bice, Tate Andrew Certain, Sanket Vishram Chandorkar, Derek William Richard Chen-Becker, Arijit Choudhury, Murtaza Doctor, Sudhir Konduru, Timothy Matthew Lewis, Abhijeet More, Hina Naseer, Ramanathan Padinjarel Somanathan, Karthikeyani Palanisami, Rashmi Krishnaiah Setty, Sanjay Shanthakumar, Ray Manpreet Singh Matharu, Douglas Brian Terry
  • Publication number: 20190158466
    Abstract: 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. Once a virtual peering between client private networks is established, packets may be exchanged between the respective client private networks via the peering over the network substrate according to the overlay network technology used by the provider network, for example an encapsulation protocol technology.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bashuman Deb, Andrew Bruce Dickinson, Christopher Ian Hendrie
  • Publication number: 20190158422
    Abstract: A distributed system may implement analyzing resource placement fragmentation for capacity planning. Capacity planning may determine when, where, and how much capacity to implement for a distributed system that hosts resources. Placement constraints for resources may, over time, create fragmentation or stranded capacity which is available yet unusable to host new resources. Analyzing capacity fragmentation across a distributed system may allow a determination of available capacity that is actually available to host additional resources. In some embodiments, future resource placements may be estimated in order to perform capacity fragmentation analysis to determine available capacity.
    Type: Application
    Filed: January 25, 2019
    Publication date: May 23, 2019
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Magee Greenwood, Surya Prakash Dhoolam, Mitchell Gannon Flaherty, Nishant Satya Lakshmikanth
  • Patent number: 10293937
    Abstract: 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. For example, the UAV may include four lifting motors (also known as a quad-copter), eight lifting motors (octo-copter), etc. Likewise, to improve the efficiency of horizontal flight, the UAV may also include one or more pushing motor and propeller assemblies that are oriented at approximately ninety degrees to one or more of the lifting motors. When the UAV is moving horizontally, the pushing motor(s) may be engaged and the pushing propeller(s) will aid in the horizontal propulsion of the UAV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 20, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ricky Dean Welsh, Gur Kimchi
  • Patent number: 10296195
    Abstract: 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. The networked computing service may generate, or recommend generation of, a custom UI control that automates performance of the action. The networked computing service may automatically determine parameters of the action, and may determine alternative parameters and/or alternative actions if the action cannot be performed using the determined parameters. Custom UI controls may be associated with various computing devices and/or other electronic devices, and categories of custom UI controls may be determined and displayed.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 4, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Stephan Josef Andrizzi, Kara Cavallaro, Jai Prakash Chabria, Nicole Dare, Kenneth DeLand, Nirav Praful Desai, Anindya Guha, Marc Hensley, Douglas James Herrington, Samuel Stevens Heyworth, Apoorva Iyer, Nitish Kumar, Hannah McClellan Richards, Jae Park, Amir Pelleg, Jessica Protasio, Daniel Benjamin Rausch, Laura Allison Ridlehoover, Jeffrey Rosenberg, John Shaw, Paul Warren Smart, Amirali Virani
  • Patent number: 10295721
    Abstract: Various approaches discussed herein enable techniques for adjusting color temperature value of illumination, for example with regard to electrophoretic ink display screens. A plurality of one type of LEDs are positioned along an injection line of a light guide panel, and are interleaved with a plurality of another type of LED positioned along the injection line. By controlling the current supplied to each group of LEDs, a color temperature value of light directed onto a display screen from the light guide panel may be adjusted to remove or reduce blue aspects.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 2, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Eric Gifford Marason, Miguel Virgen, Christopher Dwight Barnes
  • Patent number: 10296558
    Abstract: Features are disclosed for creating composite content pages comprising items from various network-enabled content pages. Selection of items to include in a composite page is not limited to items formatted or exposed by content providers in a specific format, such as RSS. A network computing component can retrieve, process, and format content from any content provider, and then generate a composite page containing the selected content items in a format specified by a user or automatically determined by the network computing component. Additionally, the content items can be processed to reduce or prevent the likelihood of security issues that may arise when compiling content from different content providers into a single composite page.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 27, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Michael J. McInerny
  • Patent number: 10296478
    Abstract: A system and method are described for configuring a motherboard using expansion cards plugged into motherboard slots. In particular, each of the expansion cards can include a control signal that is supplied to the motherboard and that can configure hardware positioned on the motherboard. In one embodiment, the configuration allows a communication path to be switched on to allow the expansion cards to cross communicate.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 11, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jason Alexander Harland, Max Jesse Wishman, Darin Lee Frink
  • Patent number: 10296622
    Abstract: Arrangements and methods provide item data information to one or more merchants. A Web server includes various modules that interact with customer item search queries and item data to create a set of attributes that is sent to a merchant as part of an item data form. The set of attributes included on the form is designed to aid in describing and identifying various items that a merchant may offer or currently offer for purchase on an e-commerce service provider. The set of attributes may also be used to augment or generate an item attribute index usable in conjunction with a service provider searching mechanism related to items offered for sale.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 6, 2012
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Pratik Suresh Dave, Randall Winston Puttick
  • Patent number: 10296291
    Abstract: Items in a sequence are associated with items in a set of items to be visited, such as data objects stored by a data storage system. A scheduling algorithm schedules visitation of the items in a manner that is stateless, so that items can be removed or added to the set without affecting previously scheduled visitations of the remaining items. The scheduling algorithm also spreads visitations among the items in a manner that prevents visitations from being focused on clusters of the items.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ryan Charles Schmitt, Paul David Franklin
  • Patent number: 10296606
    Abstract: At a client-side component of a storage group, a read descriptor generated in response to a read request directed to a first data store is received. The read descriptor includes a state transition indicator corresponding to a write that has been applied at the first data store. A write descriptor indicative of a write that depends on a result of the read request is generated at the client-side component. The read descriptor and the write descriptor are included in a commit request for a candidate transaction at the client-side component, and transmitted to a transaction manager.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 12, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Allan Henry Vermeulen, Timothy Andrew Rath, Timothy Daniel Cole, Kiran-Kumar Muniswamy-Reddy
  • Patent number: 10296380
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for distributed computing with adaptive parallelization are disclosed. An execution time metric is determined based (at least in part) on execution of a batch of jobs. A quantity of partitions for an additional batch of jobs is determined based (at least in part) on the execution time metric and on a target metric. The additional batch of jobs is divided between a set of partitions of the determined quantity. Execution is initiated of the additional batch of jobs in the set of partitions. The set of partitions comprises at least a first partition and a second partition. A first subset of jobs in the first partition is executed in parallel with a second subset of jobs in the second partition.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 19, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Josue Isai Vazquez Garcia, Vasileios Lekakis, Sanjay Kumar, Paul Kim
  • Patent number: 10296764
    Abstract: One or more human resources systems implements one or more cryptographically secured ledger(s) to persist transactions related to administered objects, such as employee objects. Attribute and/or state changes associated with a given employee object are represented as transactions between accounts that represent different attributes and/or states.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventor: Andriy Batishchev
  • Patent number: 10296435
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for processing and storing mass data, where the data may include metrics generated based on performance of an event in a monitored system. Metrics describing a state of a monitored system may be received, accessed, and aggregated to generate a data model that describes performance of the monitored system. The metrics utilized in generating the data model may be disregarded after the data model has been generated. An output describing the state of the monitored system may be generated based on the data model, and the output may be communicated over a network, for example, to a requesting service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 28, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Daniel L. Osiecki, Prashant L. Sarma, Monty Vanderbilt, David R. Azari, Caitlyn R. Schmidt
  • Patent number: 10296814
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a system for automatically updating item image information stored in an item images data store and used for processing captured images to identify items represented in those images. In one implementation, once an identity of an item has been verified, captured images of that item are associated with the item and stored in the item images data store. As a result, the item images data store is updated each time an image of the item is captured and the identity of the item is verified.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2013
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dilip Kumar, Jon Robert Ducrou, Joseph Xavier, Ramanathan Palaniappan, Michel Leonard Goldstein, Michael Lee Brundage
  • Patent number: 10296385
    Abstract: Techniques are described for managing program execution capacity, such as for a group of computing nodes that are provided for executing one or more programs for a user. In some situations, dynamic program execution capacity modifications for a computing node group that is in use may be performed periodically or otherwise in a recurrent manner, such as to aggregate multiple modifications that are requested or otherwise determined to be made during a period of time, and with the aggregation of multiple determined modifications being able to be performed in various manners. Modifications may be requested or otherwise determined in various manners, including based on dynamic instructions specified by the user, and on satisfaction of triggers that are previously defined by the user. In some situations, the techniques are used in conjunction with a fee-based program execution service that executes multiple programs on behalf of multiple users of the service.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 22, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Alex Maclinovsky, Blake Meike, Chiranjeeb Buragohain, Christopher Reddy Kommareddy, Geoffrey Scott Pare, John W. Heitmann, Sumit Lohia, Liang Chen, Zachary S. Musgrave
  • Patent number: 10296365
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for the collection and transmission of virtual machine resource operations information. Individual agents on virtual machine resources collect and store operations information in accordance with a current operations information collection configuration. The individual agents will initiate a transmission of the collected operations information, including an identification of the current operations information collection configuration being implemented by the respective agent. Responsive to the receipt of the transmission of the collected operations information, the monitoring processing service makes a determination of whether the current operations information collection configuration is appropriate or should otherwise be maintained or changed. The monitoring processing service will include the identification of the new operations information collection configuration in the message responsive to the transmission of the collected operations information from the agent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Emmanuel Pierre Devillard
  • Patent number: 10296580
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described that relate to processing content, such as web pages, to be rendered and displayed on client computing devices. In one embodiment, a content parsing system may retrieve a content item on behalf of a client computing device, and parse markup language within the content item to generate a binary representation of objects within the content item. The content parsing system may then serialize the binary representation, and transmit the binary representation to the client computing device. The client computing device can then utilize the binary representation to output the content item, without parsing at least a portion of the content item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 18, 2015
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkata Sri Krishnakanth Pulla, Andrew Kenneth Milton, Kenneth Thomas Brown, Patrick Joseph Armstrong, Yasaswi Vempati
  • Patent number: 10296953
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for facilitating an assisted shopping experience. A speech input can be captured and transcribed. The transcribed speech input can be transmitted to a customer service agent in a data session that is contemporaneous with a voice session. The customer service agent can then facilitate an assisted shopping experience via the voice session and data session.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 15, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 21, 2019
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Fabien G. Hertschuh, Benoit St-Pierre, James L. Ford, Sean P. Cier, Samuel P. Hall, VI, Peter C. Wong