Patents Assigned to Amazon Technologies, Inc.
  • Patent number: 11330346
    Abstract: Viewers of a video stream may generate video clips including different portions of the video stream. Popularity measures may be computed for the video clips, for example based on tracked actions associated with the video clips, such as frequency of playing and sharing of the video clips. The popularity measures may be used to select and provide video clips to viewers. Video items may be generated by streamers, such as may include selected portions of video of streamers playing a game. A video item generated by a particular streamer may be displayed to viewers only during times when that particular streamer is participating in an active game session. Viewers of the video item may provide input that allows viewers to receive a live stream of the streamer's active game session that it is being played simultaneously with the display of the video item.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Vijay Jayaraman Duraiswamy, Mario V. Adoc, Ryan Peter Reid, Rose Jia, Justin Taylor Manners
  • Patent number: 11330228
    Abstract: Implementations for selecting processing settings based on a device characteristic are described. A content signal, such as an audio signal or a video signal, is received. A characteristic of an input device and/or an output device is then determined and one or more processing settings for processing the content signal are determined based on the characteristic of the input device and/or the output device. The content signal is then processed based on the one or more settings and the processed content signal is sent for output. Feedback regarding the quality of the processed content signal is received. If the quality of the processed content signal is unacceptable, then one or more of the signal processing settings can be changed by deactivating a setting or changing a parameter of a setting.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 31, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Siddhartha Shankara Rao, John Joseph Dunne
  • Patent number: 11329803
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for providing storage of encrypted data sets, deduplication of such data sets, and control of the redundancy of those data sets. A form of modified convergent encryption can be employed, whereby an encryption key for a data set is selected based on a combination of the plaintext of the data set and a salt value, with the salt value being selected from a number of permutations corresponding to a desired redundancy of the data set in a storage system. Accordingly, a given data set can result in a number of ciphertexts equal to the desired redundancy, and deduplication can occur by removing duplicative instances of individual ciphertexts. Salt values can be selected according to a variety of criteria, including user-based, time-based, and location-based criteria.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 29, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Marc Brooker, Osman Surkatty, Derek Manwaring, Mikhail Danilov, Peter Martin McDonnell, Stefan Schneider
  • Patent number: 11328129
    Abstract: Based on a candidate set of translations produced by a neural network based machine learning model, a mapping data structure such as a statistical phrase table is generated. The mapping data structure is analyzed to obtain a quality metric of the neural network based model. One or more operations are initiated based on the quality metric.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 14, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hagen Fuerstenau, Felix Hieber
  • Patent number: 11328585
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for systems and methods for simultaneously sending a single signal comprising distinct instructions for two separate devices. Example methods may include receiving, by a control device instructions to adjust the operation of a first device and a second device, generating a single signal corresponding to the received instructions for two separate devices, and simultaneously sending the single signal to the two separate devices causing the devices to perform the distinct instructions intended for each respective device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Faisal Ahmad Qureshi
  • Patent number: 11328087
    Abstract: Systems and methods for implementing a secure and efficient cryptographic protocol for analyzing data objects while providing assurances of data privacy and security. A data object may be obfuscated and provided for analysis (e.g., to a data analytics service) without necessarily providing access to the (e.g., plaintext) data object. For example, a first computing entity and second computing entity may agree upon a function or circuit that performs a certain type of computational task, such as comparing a first data set controlled by the first computing entity and a second data set controlled by the second computing entity. An event-driven function may be invoked by the event-driven compute service in response to detecting satisfaction of a condition as part of monitoring alerts that are generated as a result of the output of the computational task described above.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 25, 2018
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicholas Alexander Allen, Xianrui Jeri Meng
  • Patent number: 11330335
    Abstract: Systems, methods, and computer-readable media are disclosed for systems and methods of presentation and management of audio and visual content across devices. Example methods may include causing presentation of first audio content at a speaker device, causing presentation of a first audio notification indicative of visual content available for presentation, causing presentation of second audio content after the first audio notification, and sending first visual content to a first display device for presentation during presentation of the second audio content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Michael Lee Loritsch, John Martin Miller, Paul Anthony Kotas, Ross Tucker
  • Patent number: 11325266
    Abstract: A valve for use within a vacuum cup of a vacuum gripping system is described. In one example, a vacuum cup includes a bellows and a valve assembly seated within an inner chamber of the bellows. The valve assembly includes a body disk seated within the inner chamber, a control disk seated toward a suction cup end of the bellows, a spring positioned between the body disk and the control disk, and a control stem extending through the central valve aperture of the body disk, through the spring, and secured to the control disk. When the control stem is seated within the central valve aperture, the valve assembly restricts fluid suction to within the inner chamber. When the valve control stem is unseated from the central valve aperture, the valve assembly conveys fluid suction to the suction cup end of the bellows.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 21, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Tyler B. Rodgers, Jon David DeFant
  • Patent number: 11327953
    Abstract: Pattern based detection of data usage is facilitated using data injection. Data values are injected in one or more storage locations accessible to a plurality of services or included in service requests. Service interactions among the services are compared to a set of patterns. The set of patterns are configured to match the data values. By comparing the service interactions to the patterns, one or more of the service interactions are determined to include individual ones of the data values. Data are generated indicating a presence of the data values in the services.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 22, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jon Arron McClintock, Brandon William Porter, Donghui Zhuo
  • Patent number: 11330519
    Abstract: Techniques for improving the power management of devices are described. In an example, a device transitions into a power save mode. While in the power save mode, the device performs a number of operations. The operations include transitioning into an awake state and determining that the device has no data to transmit to a network access device. The operations also include determining a sequence number associated with data transmission to the network access device. The operations further include generating a frame that includes a header field and a payload field. The header field includes the sequence number and power management data. The power management data indicates a transition of the device to the awake state. Additionally, the operations include transmitting the frame to the network access device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 13, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Ashish Kumar Shukla
  • Patent number: 11328073
    Abstract: Users are authorized to access tagged metadata in a provider network. A revision control and binding mechanism may be applied to tagged metadata that is added or modified by the user. A recommendation pertaining to security and compliance for the computing resource may be determined based on an analysis of the computing resource, scoring criteria, and data pertaining to customer and system data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 9, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Hart Matthew Rossman
  • Patent number: 11330008
    Abstract: 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. On receiving a request to communicate with the network address, a destination device associated with the network address may decode the encoded information within the network address to assist in processing the request. In some instances, the encoded information may be used to identify malicious network transmissions, such as transmissions forming part of a network attack, potentially without reliance on other data, such as separate mappings or contents of the data transmission.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 24, 2020
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Hardeep Singh Uppal, Jorge Vasquez, Craig Wesley Howard, Anton Stephen Radlein
  • Patent number: 11329728
    Abstract: Light is modulated at a source to encode data. An additional tracking signal is imposed on the light using polarization modulation (PM). PM modulates one or more values of polarization rotation or polarization ellipticity of the light. These values may be dithered within constraints to provide a specified modulation index at the optical receiver, without impairing the encoded data. At the optical receiver, a polarization analyzer is used to recover the tracking signal, converting the polarization modulation to amplitude modulation. For example, after the light passes through the analyzer, an array of optical photodetectors detects the changes in apparent intensity resulting in the interaction between the light and the analyzer that correspond to the tracking signal. Due to a high modulation index, the recovered signal exhibits a high signal to noise ratio (SNR). The high SNR improves a noise equivalent angle, improving tracking performance.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Jeff Clark Adams, Donald Mitchell Cornwell
  • Patent number: 11328068
    Abstract: A method of determining a level of potential risk associated with a potential vulnerability identified in a software application. The method includes generating simulated loss events, determining a plurality of impacts for the simulated loss events, determining the level of potential risk based on the plurality of impacts, and providing a graphical user interface based on the level of potential risk.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 4, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Allen Niedzwiedz, James Anil Pramod Kotwal
  • Patent number: 11330740
    Abstract: 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. The bypass airflow is directed by a bypass plenum that is unencompassed by the separate plenum that directs the airflow to cool the upstream portion components. The bypass plenum can be at least partially established by an external surface the computer system and one or more external structures, including an external surface of an adjacently mounted computer system. Relative flow rates through the separate plenums can be adjusted, via flow control elements, to separately control heat removal from components upstream and downstream of the air mixing, based at least in part upon air temperatures in the separate interior portions.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 27, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: David Edward Bryan, Christopher Strickland Beall, Darin Lee Frink
  • Patent number: 11327970
    Abstract: Context dependent execution time prediction may be applied to redirect queries to additional query processing resources. A query to a database may be received at a first query engine. A prediction model for executing queries at the first query engine may be applied to determine predicted query execution time for the first query engine. A prediction model for executing queries at a second query engine may also be applied to determine predicted query execution time for the second query engine. One of the query engines may be selected to perform the query based on a comparison of the predicted query execution times.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mingda Li, Gaurav Saxena, Naresh Chainani
  • Patent number: 11330003
    Abstract: A secure messaging platform for an enterprise environment is disclosed. The secure messaging platform enables users to exchange encrypted communications. Further, the secure messaging platform allows enterprise platforms to review the encrypted communications to ensure that they comply with company policies. Messages that comply with company policies may be provided to their intended recipients, while messages that fail to comply with company policies are not provided to their intended recipients. Additionally, the encrypted communications may be retained for a predetermined time.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 14, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Christopher Howell, Robert Statica, Kara Lynn Coppa
  • Patent number: 11328297
    Abstract: Techniques for conducting transactions with one-time passwords are described herein. These techniques may include receiving a request to conduct a transaction, as well as a one-time password and an identifier linked with a payment instrument. The identifier may or may not identify the linked payment instrument. In both instances, a transaction processing service may compare the received one-time password with a one-time password stored at or accessible by the transaction processing service. If the passwords match, the service may approve the transaction. Otherwise, the service may decline the transaction or implement one or more additional authorization procedures.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 23, 2019
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Amit D. Agarwal, Isaac Oates, Chesley Coughlin
  • Patent number: 11328147
    Abstract: This disclosure describes using trained classifiers and additional data to identify items placed into a tote. The techniques may use a first classifier on image data representing an item to determine a region associated with a barcode of the item and may use one or more second classifiers to analyze the region for determining a candidate barcode. The techniques may then determine whether the candidate barcode corresponds to the actual barcode of the item. If so, the techniques may update a virtual cart associated with a user account to indicate the acquisition of the item. If not, then the techniques may use the additional data for identifying the item. For example, the techniques determine a current location of a tote for determining items that are within a threshold distance of the location and may use this information, along with the candidate barcode, to identify the item placed into the tote.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 25, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Ejaz Ahmed, Oded Maron, Jeremy S. De Bonet, Daniel Ron, Sajjad Beygiharchegani
  • Patent number: D951236
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: May 10, 2022
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Emmanuel Laffon de Mazieres, Marc Rene Walliser