Amazon Patents

Amazon.com, Inc. sells electronics, books, media and other general merchandise through its websites. The company also manufactures and sells electronic devices, including its Kindle e-Readers, Fire tablets and Fire phones. The company also provides services to developers and enterprises through Amazon Web Services, which offers computing, storage, database, analytics and deployment services.

Amazon Patents by Type
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  • Publication number: 20240127575
    Abstract: Learning iterations, individual ones of which include a respective bucket group selection phase and a class boundary refinement phase, are performed using a source data set whose records are divided into buckets. In the bucket group selection phase of an iteration, a bucket is selected for annotation based on output obtained from a classification model trained in the class boundary refinement phase of an earlier iteration. In the class boundary refinement phase, records of buckets annotated as positive-match buckets for a target class in the bucket group selection phase are selected for inclusion in a training set for a new version of the model using a model enhancement criterion. The trained version of the model is stored.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sedat Gokalp, Tarun Gupta
  • Publication number: 20240126623
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for tracing service interactions without global transaction identifiers are disclosed. A service monitoring system receives an event message from a first service in a service-oriented system. The event message comprises one or more elements of data from a body of a service request from an upstream service. The first service initiates a sub-task associated with the service request. The service monitoring system receives one or more additional event messages from one or more additional services. The additional event message(s) comprise one or more additional elements of data from one or more additional service requests associated with one or more additional sub-tasks. The service monitoring system determines, based (at least in part) on the element(s) of data in the event message and the additional element(s) of data in the additional event message(s), that the sub-task and the additional sub-task(s) are associated with a higher-level task.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 28, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Felix Elliger
  • Publication number: 20240126714
    Abstract: Apparatus and methods are disclosed herein for remote, direct memory access (RDMA) technology that enables direct memory access from one host computer memory to another host computer memory over a physical or virtual computer network according to a number of different RDMA protocols. In one example, a method includes receiving remote direct memory access (RDMA) packets via a network adapter, deriving a protocol index identifying an RDMA protocol used to encode data for an RDMA transaction associated with the RDMA packets, applying the protocol index to a generate RDMA commands from header information in at least one of the received RDMA packets, and performing an RDMA operation using the RDMA commands.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 27, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Erez Izenberg, Leah Shalev, Nafea Bshara, Guy Nakibly, Georgy Machulsky
  • Publication number: 20240126588
    Abstract: Systems and methods for configuring a virtual machine provided by a remote computing system based on the availability of one or more remote computing resources and respective corresponding prices of the one or more remote computing resources are disclosed. Users are presented with an interface that allows for selection of individual remote computing resources to be included in a custom-configured virtual machine. Also, a customized corresponding price is determined for the custom-configured virtual machine based on user selections and current availability of the selected remote computing resources to be included in the custom-configured virtual machine.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 22, 2023
    Publication date: April 18, 2024
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Rajan Panchapakesan
  • Patent number: 11962601
    Abstract: Systems and methods for automatically prioritizing computing resource configurations for remediation include receiving information describing configuration issues that may result in impaired system performance or unauthorized access, parsing that information and automatically analyzing configuration details of a user's private computing environment to determine that assets provide an environment in which configuration issues may be exploited to produce undesired results. Such systems and methods can generate assessments indicating the likelihood an issue can be exploited and potential impacts of the issue being exploited. Such systems and methods can use these assessments to generate a report prioritizing remediation of specific configuration issues for specific vulnerable assets based on the actual configuration of the user's computing resources and the data managed using those resources.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 15, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Preethi Srinivasan, Dheeraj Kumar Mekala
  • Patent number: 11960392
    Abstract: A first configurable address decoder can be coupled between a source node and a first interconnect fabric, and a second address decoder can be coupled between the first interconnect fabric and a second interconnect fabric. The first address decoder can be configured with a first address mapping table that can map a first set of address ranges to a first set of target nodes connected to the first interconnect fabric. The second address decoder can be configured with a second address mapping table that can map a second set of address ranges to a second set of target nodes connected to the second interconnect fabric. The second address decoder can be part of the first set of target nodes. The first address decoder and the second address decoder can be configured or re-configured to determine different routes for a transaction from the source node to a target node in the second set of target nodes via the first and second interconnect fabrics.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Guy Nakibly, Dan Saad, Yaniv Shapira, Erez Izenberg
  • Patent number: 11962354
    Abstract: A system and method for providing quantum entanglement using a hybrid space-fiber quantum network are described. The hybrid space-fiber quantum network includes a communications hub located proximate to an optical ground station and also includes an aerial entangled particle source, such as an entangled photon source attached to a satellite, drone, aircraft, etc. An atmospheric or free-space channel is used to distribute quantum entanglement between optical ground stations that are separated by geographic distances, via the aerial entangled particle source. Also, fiber optic links are connected to the communications hub located proximate to the optical ground station. The communications hub includes optical switches that enable any of the fiber optic links connected to the communications hub to receive or send distributed quantum entanglement to a remotely located recipient endpoint via the atmospheric or free-space channel.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 28, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mihir Keshav Bhaskar, Antia Lamas Linares, David Sarkis Levonian, Bartholomeus Johannes Machielse, Oskar Jon Painter
  • Patent number: 11960528
    Abstract: When a first search query including an image of an item is received to search for items associated with similar images, a second search query that includes text based on the image is generated. The text may be based on previous queries associated with the depicted item, visual features of the image, or text that is present in the image. The results from the first search query are scored based on their correspondence with the image of the item. Results having a score greater than a threshold are presented first in the output, followed by a selected number of results from the second search query. Results from the first search query that are associated with a score less than the threshold may be presented after the results from the second search query. This presentation increases the likelihood that items presented earlier in the output are relevant to the initial query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Aditya Deorha, Xiaofan Lin, Shashank Shekhar
  • Patent number: 11962663
    Abstract: Server-specified subscription filters for long-lived client requests to fetch data in response to events. In one aspect, the techniques encompass a method performed by a set of one or more computing devices. The method includes the step of receiving a long-lived request to fetch data in response to events sent by a client computing device. The method further includes receiving a server-specified subscription filter for the long-lived request and executing the long-lived request. Executing the long-lived request includes creating a persistent function that uses the server-specified subscription filter to map a source event stream to a response event stream. The response event stream is provided to the client computing device. The server-specified subscription filter facilitates filtering of events fetched for the long-lived request in a way that may not be possible or impractical if the subscription client were required to specify the filter in the long-lived request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 17, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Richard Threlkeld, Yash H Patel, Michael Paris
  • Patent number: 11958527
    Abstract: A skid-steer delivery autonomous ground vehicle has a drive train and suspension that aids in maneuverability. The AGV has six wheels, each of which is powered by its own motor. The AGV has features that diminish the dragging effect on the wheels, either by choice of wheel features or by taking weight off the front wheels during turning.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 14, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Nicolas Kurczewski, Ennio Claretti, Nicolas Hostein, Brett Skaloud, Andrew Stubbs
  • Patent number: 11960468
    Abstract: A database management system receives a command defining a view of the database. The view definition is accepted without determining whether references to schema elements within the view definition are resolvable to existing elements of the database schema. A query of the view is received. In response to the query of the view, the database management system resolves references to schema elements in the view definition by determining whether the references correspond to data available for processing the query.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 17, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Huiyuan Wang, Meng Tong, Naresh Kishin Chainani, Mengchu Cai
  • Patent number: 11960464
    Abstract: A materialization configuration request is received via a programmatic interface from a client of a journal-based multi-data-store database. The request indicates a partitioning rule to be used to select, for respective writes indicated in committed transaction entries of a journal, the materialization node at which the writes are to be stored. A control plane component of the database verifies that a set of materialization nodes corresponding to the partitioning rule has been established, and initiates the propagation of writes from the journal to the materialization nodes by respective write appliers.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 23, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Timothy Daniel Cole, John Michael Morkel, Tate Andrew Certain, Christopher Richard Jacques de Kadt, Artem Danilov, Andrew Wayne Ross, Allan Henry Vermeulen
  • Patent number: 11960566
    Abstract: Systems and methods are provided to eliminate multiplication operations with zero padding data for convolution computations. A multiplication matrix is generated from an input feature map matrix with padding by adjusting coordinates and dimensions of the input feature map matrix to exclude padding data. The multiplication matrix is used to perform matrix multiplications with respective weight values which results in fewer computations as compared to matrix multiplications which include the zero padding data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 13, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dana Michelle Vantrease, Ron Diamant
  • Patent number: 11960459
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described for merging customer profiles, such as may be implemented by a computer-implemented contact center service. In some aspects, a subset of profiles may be determined that satisfy merging criteria, where individual profiles include a plurality of data fields. At least one value in a first data field that conflicts between at least two profiles may be identified. Next a merged value may be selected for the first data field based on data deduplication criteria, where the data deduplication criteria includes at least one indicator of accuracy of values of the plurality of data fields. As a result of a determination that at least the subset of profiles of the group of profiles meet the merging criteria, at least the subset of profiles may be combined into a combined profile using the merged value.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jan Henrik Jonsson, Shadie Hijazi, Davor Golac, Kuangyou Yao, Yang Song, Shobhit Gupta, Ian James Boetius MacClancy, Lanxin Zhang, Hongtao Liu, Austin M Nevins, Amy Lee, Meng Xiao Wang, Blake Stephens
  • Patent number: 11961303
    Abstract: Described is a multiple-camera system and process for detecting, tracking, and re-verifying agents within a materials handling facility. In one implementation, a plurality of feature vectors may be generated for an agent and maintained as an agent model representative of the agent. When the object being tracked as the agent is to be re-verified, feature vectors representative of the object are generated and stored as a probe agent model. Feature vectors of the probe agent model are compared with corresponding feature vectors of candidate agent models for agents located in the materials handling facility. Based on the similarity scores, the agent may be re-verified, it may be determined that identifiers used for objects tracked as representative of the agents have been flipped, and/or to determine that tracking of the object representing the agent has been dropped.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 6, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Eli Osherovich, Ehud Benyamin Rivlin, Yacov Hel-Or, Dmitri Veikherman, Dilip Kumar, Gerard Guy Medioni, George Leifman
  • Patent number: 11959761
    Abstract: Disclosed are various embodiments for implementing passenger profiles for autonomous vehicles. A passenger of the autonomous vehicle is identified. A passenger profile corresponding to the passenger and comprising a passenger preference is identified. The passenger preference is identified. A configuration setting of the autonomous vehicle corresponding to autonomous operation of the autonomous vehicle is then adjusted based at least in part on the passenger preference.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 14, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Darren Ernest Canavor, Erik Resch Parker, Allan Scott Bathurst, Marshall Friend Tappen
  • Patent number: 11961168
    Abstract: Systems, devices, and methods are provided for processing images using machine learning. Features may be obtained from an image using a residual network, such as ResNet-101. Features may be analyzed using a classification model such as K-nearest neighbors (K-NN). Features and metadata extracted from images may be used to generate other images. Templates may be used to generate various types of images. For example, assets from two images may be combined to create a third image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 27, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Steve Huynh, Erik Martin Zigman, Ronald Diaz
  • Patent number: 11961514
    Abstract: An acoustic event detection system may employ one or more recurrent neural networks (RNNs) to extract features from audio data, and use the extracted features to determine the presence of an acoustic event. The system may use self-attention to emphasize features extracted from portions of audio data that may include features more useful for detecting acoustic events. The system may perform self-attention in an iterative manner to reduce the amount of memory used to store hidden states of the RNN while processing successive portions of the audio data. The system may process the portions of the audio data using the RNN to generate a hidden state for each portion. The system may calculate an interim embedding for each hidden state. An interim embedding calculated for the last hidden state may be normalized to determine a final embedding representing features extracted from the input data by the RNN.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chia-Jung Chang, Qingming Tang, Ming Sun, Chao Wang
  • Patent number: 11961281
    Abstract: Techniques for training a machine-learning model are described. In an example, a computer generates a first pseudo-label indicating a first mask associated with a first object detected by a first machine-learning model in a first training image. A transformed image of the first training image can be generated using a transformation. Based on the transformation, a second pseudo-label indicating a second mask detected in the transformed image and corresponding to the first mask can be determined. A second machine-learning model can be trained using the second pseudo-label. The trained, second machine-learning model can detect a third mask associated with a second object based on a second image.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Taewan Kim, Jesse Norman Clark, Onkar Jayant Dabeer
  • Patent number: 11961331
    Abstract: A first computing device acquires video data representing a user performing an activity. The first device uses a first pose extraction algorithm to determine a pose of the user within a frame of video data. If the pose is determined to be potentially inaccurate, the user is prompted for authorization to send the frame of video data to a second computing device. If authorization is granted, the second computing device may use a different algorithm to determine a pose of the user and send data indicative of this pose to the first computing device to enable the first computing device to update a score or other output. The second computing device may also use the frame of video data as training data to retrain or modify the first pose extraction algorithm, and may send the modified algorithm to the first computing device for future use.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 30, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Ido Yerushalmy, Michael Chertok, Sharon Alpert
  • Patent number: 11960288
    Abstract: An autonomous mobile device (AMD) moves around a physical space while performing tasks. The AMD may have sensors with fields of view (FOVs) that are forward-facing. As the AMD moves forward, a safe region is determined based on data from those forward-facing sensors. The safe region describes a geographical area clear of obstacles during recent travel. Before moving outside of the current FOV, the AMD determines whether a move outside of the current FOV keeps the AMD within the safe region. For example, if a path that is outside the current FOV would result in the AMD moving outside the safe region, the AMD modifies the path until poses associated with the path result in the AMD staying within the safe region. The resulting safe path may then be used by the AMD to safely move outside the current FOV.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Yue Hu, Jong Jin Park, Daimian Wang, Roopesh Athipatla Pattabhi, Jingyu Qiao, Changsheng Shen
  • Patent number: 11962825
    Abstract: Techniques for reducing the latency of content retrieval from a content delivery network include receiving a request from a client device for media content, parsing the request for attributes associated with the request and the client device, and providing the attributes to a machine learning model to perform server-side prediction of an estimated retrieval time of the media content. A quality level for the media content is determined based on the estimated retrieval time, and the requested media content is provided to the client device at the determined quality level.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 27, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Min Kyoung Kang, Ronil Sudhir Mokashi
  • Patent number: 11962511
    Abstract: User identities can managed at an organization level, instead of across multiple individual resource accounts. In a resource provider environment, access to various resources and services may require users to have identities with specific resource accounts. Users can instead be associated with organization accounts, or virtual accounts that are not associated with specific resources or services. The organization accounts are attached at the appropriate location(s) in an organizational hierarchy. A user having an organization account can project the identity in any sub-account in the organization hierarchy. This can include any lower-level resource account, or can child accounts under a relevant branch of the hierarchy. A user can validate against the organization account, and receive access to the relevant service or resources using the identity projected in the corresponding resource account.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 21, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Conor Patrick Cahill, Jasmeet Chhabra, Daniel Stephen Popick
  • Patent number: 11961390
    Abstract: This disclosure describes systems and methods for using a primary device, communicatively coupled to a remote system, to configure or re-configure a secondary device in the same environment as the primary device. In some instances, the primary device may communicatively couple to the secondary device via a short-range wireless connection and to the remote system via a wireless area network (WAN), a wired connection, or the like. Thus, the primary device may act as an intermediary between the secondary device and the remote system for configuring the secondary device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Joseph Bell
  • Patent number: 11960997
    Abstract: Disclosed herein are techniques for classifying data with a data processing circuit. In one embodiment, the data processing circuit includes a probabilistic circuit configurable to generate a decision at a pre-determined probability, and an output generation circuit including an output node and configured to receive input data and a weight, and generate output data at the output node for approximating a product of the input data and the weight. The generation of the output data includes propagating the weight to the output node according a first decision of the probabilistic circuit. The probabilistic circuit is configured to generate the first decision at a probability determined based on the input data.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: January 7, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Randy Huang, Ron Diamant
  • Patent number: 11961601
    Abstract: To assist a user in the correct performance of an activity, video data is acquired. A pose of the user is determined from the video data and an avatar is generated representing the user in the pose. The pose of the user is compared to one or more other poses representing correct performance of the activity to determine one or more differences that may represent errors by the user. Depending on the activity that is being performed, some errors may be presented to the user during performance of the activity, while other errors may be presented after performance of the activity has ceased. To present an indication of an error, a specific body part or other portion of the avatar that corresponds to a difference between the user's pose and a correct pose may be presented along with an instruction regarding correct performance of the activity.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 2, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Imry Kissos, Joel Wilson Brown, Ilia Vitsnudel, Omer Meir, Lior Fritz, Matan Goldman, Eduard Oks
  • Patent number: 11961035
    Abstract: Devices, systems, and methods are provided for enhanced geographical caching of estimated arrival times. A method may include receiving respective user inputs indicative of respective users being in transit to a destination location from within a geographic region; determining, for the first user and the second user, a first estimated time of arrival from a first geographical area to the destination location, the first geographical area including the first location and the second location; identifying a third location of the first device at a third time, wherein the third location is within the first geographical area; determining that a time-to-live (TTL) of the first estimated time of arrival has not expired at the third time; and refraining from recalculating the first estimated time of arrival.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 29, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael John Neville, Ryan David Hapgood, Jeremy S. Jonas, Ken Peter Gilmore Wilson, Charles Plunkett O'Farrell
  • Patent number: 11960935
    Abstract: Implementations detailed herein include description of a computer-implemented method.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 27, 2018
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Sudipta Sengupta, Poorna Chand Srinivas Perumalla, Dominic Rajeev Divakaruni, Nafea Bshara, Leo Parker Dirac, Bratin Saha, Matthew James Wood, Andrea Olgiati, Swaminathan Sivasubramanian
  • Patent number: 11961410
    Abstract: Systems and methods to measure and affect focus, engagement, and presence of users may include measuring a variety of aspects of users engaged in particular activities. Individual user characteristics or preferences and attributes of activities may be taken into account to determine levels of focus for particular users and activities. A variety of sensors may detect aspects of users engaged in activities to measure levels of focus. In addition, a variety of output devices may initiate actions to affect levels of focus of users engaged in activities. Further, a variety of processing algorithms, including machine learning models, may be trained to identify desired levels of focus, to calculate current levels of focus, and to select actions to change or boost levels of focus. In this manner, activities undertaken by users, as well as interactions between multiple users, may be made more engaging, efficient, and productive.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2019
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Kevin Shude Lin, Johan Christer Liedgren, Ana Sande do Vale Pinto da Silva, Wasiq Bokhari, Hilliard Bruce Siegel
  • Publication number: 20240121095
    Abstract: A system for database restoration across service regions. The system includes data storage and backup data storage in the first region. The system includes a frontend for the database service configured to receive, from a client, a request to restore a database to the first region from backups stored in another backup data storage in a second region and to receive an authentication token for the request from the client. The system also includes a backup restore manager service for the first region configured to send, to another backup restore manager service implemented in the second region, a credential request for a second region credential authorizing retrieval of the one or more other backups from the second region. The backup restore manager service sends a backup restore request to retrieve the backups from the other backup data storage and loads the backups to restore the database in the first region.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 19, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Uma Ganesh Sadras Sudhakar, Chase Kernan, Divyank Duvedi, Mohammed Noman Mulla, Conor P. Cahill
  • Publication number: 20240118915
    Abstract: Methods, systems, and computer-readable media for automated management of machine images are disclosed. A machine image management system determines that a trigger for a machine image build process has occurred. The machine image management system performs the machine image build process responsive to the trigger. The machine image build process generates a machine image, and the machine image comprises a plurality of operating system components associated with an application. The machine image is validated by the machine image management system for compliance with one or more policies. The machine image management system provides the machine image to one or more recipients. One or more compute resources are launched using the machine image, and the application is executed on the compute resource(s) launched using the machine image.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 18, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Samartha Chandrashekar, Francois Daniels
  • Publication number: 20240121162
    Abstract: A simulation environment (e.g., multi-player game) hosted by a provider network may implement componentized entities to reduce the amount of resource usage for a simulation (e.g., by reducing the amount of input/state data transmitted through the use of dynamically changing input structures). A user may add or remove any number of components to an entity that is simulated at the local client device. When inputs are received for one or more components, values for predictive states are locally determined for each component. An input packet is generated and sent to the provider network, which includes the inputs as well as data that is based on the values for the locally predicted states (e.g., a fingerprint or other unique ID). If necessary, a correction packet may be generated at the provider network and sent back to the client.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 7, 2023
    Publication date: April 11, 2024
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Karl Berg, Joseph Pease, Neema Teymory, Alan Krause
  • Patent number: 11952247
    Abstract: An electric pallet jack can be configured to include logic controllers that are connected to a drive system and a steering system of the electric pallet jack. The logic controllers can be in communication with one or more sensors that enable determinations of pallet jack velocity, pallet jack acceleration, and a rate of turning for the electric pallet jack. The logic controllers can be configured to provide maximum velocity, maximum acceleration, maximum deceleration, and maximum rate of turning limitations to maintain control over an object transported by the electric pallet jack. The logic controllers can determine whether the maximum thresholds of the electric pallet jack are exceeded by an operating variable and can modulate the amount of power provided by the drive system to reduce the operating variable below the associated threshold.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 6, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: James Patrick Dwyer, Robert Matthew Gruendel, Eli Douglas Girod
  • Patent number: 11954090
    Abstract: Techniques and systems can process data of a dataset to determine when a portion of data is comprised in the data of the dataset. An output generated from processing the data of the dataset can be evaluated, where the output can signify that processing the data of the dataset was unable to locate the portion of data in the data of the dataset. Based on evaluating the output, the data of the dataset can be automatically reprocessed to determine the portion of data is in the data of the dataset. A result can then be generated from the portion of data determined to be in the data of the dataset.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 9, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Venkata Harish Mandala, Andygibb Halim, Amiya Kishor Chakraborty, Sayali Subhash Degaonkar, Shahinaz S Azazy, Ajay Avinash Kulkarni
  • Patent number: 11953905
    Abstract: This disclosure describes a distributed automated mobile vehicle (“automated mobile vehicle”) system for autonomously delivering orders of items to various delivery locations and/or autonomously returning items to a return location. In some implementations, each user may own or be assigned their own automated mobile vehicle that is associated with the user and an automated mobile vehicle control system maintained by the user. When the user orders an item, the user owned or controlled automated mobile vehicle navigates to a materials handling facility, retrieves the ordered item and delivers it to the user.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 17, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Bhavnish H. Lathia, Varadarajan Gopalakrishnan, Jesper Mikael Johansson, James Domit Mackraz, Brandon William Porter, Andrew Jay Roths
  • Patent number: 11955112
    Abstract: A speech-processing system may provide access to one or more virtual assistants via a voice-controlled device. A user may leverage a first virtual assistant to translate a natural language command from a first language into a second language, which the device can forward to a second virtual assistant for processing. The device may receive a command from a user and send input data representing the command to a first speech-processing system representing the first virtual assistant. The device may receive a response in the form of a first natural language output from the first speech-processing system along with an indication that the first natural language output should be directed to a second speech-processing system representing the second virtual assistant. For example, the command may be in the first language, and the first natural language output may be in the second language, which is understandable by the second speech-processing system.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 5, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Robert John Mars
  • Patent number: 11954495
    Abstract: To accelerate the data processing of a processor, a coprocessor subsystem can be used to offload data processing operations from the processor. The coprocessor subsystem can include a coprocessor and an accelerator. The accelerator can offload operations such as data formatting operations from the coprocessor to improve the performance of the coprocessor. The coprocessor subsystem can be used to accelerate database operations.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 10, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Michael Shteinbok, Yaniv Halmut, Jonathan Cohen, Nofar Mann, Tamir Malka, Amit Abecasis, Assaf Fainer
  • Patent number: 11955145
    Abstract: Video output is synchronized to the actions of a user by determining positions of the user's body based on acquired video of the user. The positions of the user's body are compared to the positions of a body shown in the video output to determine corresponding positions in the video output. The video output may then be synchronized so that the subsequent output that is shown corresponds to the subsequent position attempted by the user. The rate of movement of the user may be used to determine output characteristics for the video to cause the body shown in the video output to appear to move at a similar rate to that of the user. If the user moves at a rate less than a threshold or performs an activity erroneously, the video output may be slowed or portions of the video output may be repeated.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 7, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Dotan Kaufman, Guy Adam, Eran Borenstein, Ianir Ideses, Eduard Oks, Noam Sorek
  • Patent number: 11954216
    Abstract: Systems and methods are described herein for detecting the inadvertent modification to or deletion of data in a data store and taking automated action to prevent the deletion of data from becoming permanent. The described techniques may also be utilized to detect anomalous changes to a policy or affecting storage of data and taking automated action to mitigate the effects of those changes. In one example, events generated as a result of requests to perform operations on data objects in a data storage service may be obtained, where at least some of the events indicate a failure to fulfill respective requests. Data from the events may be input into a model to detect an anomaly indicative of inadvertent modification of data. As a result of detection of the anomaly, a set of operations may be initiated or performed to prevent the inadvertent modification of data from becoming permanent.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 4, 2020
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Seth W. Markle, Gregory Scott Benjamin, Robert Devers Wilson
  • Patent number: 11955122
    Abstract: Techniques for determining whether audio is machine-outputted or non-machine-outputted are described. A device may receive audio, may process the audio to determine audio data including audio features corresponding to the audio, and may process the audio data to determine audio embedding data. The device may process the audio embedding data to determine whether the audio is machine-outputted or non-machine-outputted. In response to determining that the audio is machine-outputted, then the audio may be discarded or not processed further. Alternatively, in response to determining that the audio is non-machine-outputted (e.g., live speech from a user), then the audio may be processed further (e.g., using ASR processing).
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 28, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Mansour Ahmadi, Udhgee Murugesan, Roger Hau-Bin Cheng, Roberto Barra Chicote, Kian Jamali Abianeh, Yixiong Meng, Oguz Hasan Elibol, Itay Teller, Kevin Kwanghoon Ha, Andrew Roths
  • Patent number: 11956813
    Abstract: An update service of a provider network transmits an update to an edge device by opportunistically selecting one communication channel (or transmission bandwidth) over another (e.g., based on analysis of performance metrics associated with the channel) to transmit different portions of the update to the edge device. For example, the update service may choose the channel with highest available bandwidth or the channel with the lowest failure rates. The update service may receive indications from the edge device that transmission of different update portions was successful. In some cases, the edge device itself may instead perform the selection of one communication channel over another (e.g., based on analysis of channel metrics) to receive different portions of the update at the edge device. The edge device may transmit indications that the edge device successfully received different portions of the update.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 8, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventor: Marco Argenti
  • Patent number: 11956220
    Abstract: 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. The method can include generating the configuration data for the configurable hardware. The configuration data can include data for implementing the application logic. The method can include encrypting the configuration data to generate encrypted configuration data. The method can include signing the encrypted configuration data using a private key. The method can include transmitting the signed encrypted configuration data in response to the request.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2021
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Islam Mohamed Hatem Abdulfattah Mohamed Atta, Christopher Joseph Pettey, Nafea Bshara, Asif Khan, Mark Bradley Davis, Prateek Tandon
  • Patent number: 11954046
    Abstract: Systems and methods authenticate storage devices. In one implementation, a computer-implemented method is provided for authenticating a storage device. According to the method, a manifest that identifies a destination is receive. A transfer station reads a digital signature from the storage device. The digital signature is validated and, based on the validation of the digital signature, a transfer of one or more files from the storage device via the transfer station is authorized to the destination identified in the manifest.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 2, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Chelsey B. Coughlin, Eric M. Wagner
  • Patent number: 11954471
    Abstract: A system comprising one or more computers implements a synthetic sensor service configured to deploy synthetic sensors to an in-vehicle computing device implementing a synthetic sensor orchestration environment for a vehicle. The synthetic sensor orchestration environment determines a placement decision for a new synthetic sensor to be added to the vehicle based on one or more annotations included in a synthetic sensor package for the new synthetic sensor. The synthetic sensor service and respective synthetic sensor orchestration environments implemented in various types of vehicles provide a consistent way to remotely add additional synthetic sensors and/or other functionality to different types of vehicles after the vehicles have already been put in use by respective owners or operators of the vehicles.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 22, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Brett Francis, Nicholas Jay Lefler
  • Patent number: 11954583
    Abstract: In one example, a neural network accelerator can execute a set of instructions to: load a first weight data element from a memory into a systolic array, the first weight data element having first coordinates; extract, from the instructions, information indicating a first subset of input data elements to be obtained from the memory, the first subset being based on a stride of a transposed convolution operation and second coordinates of first weight data element in a rotated array of weight data elements; based on the information, obtain the first subset of input data elements from the memory; load the first subset of input data elements into the systolic array; and control the systolic array to perform first computations based on the first weight data element and the first subset of input data elements to generate output data elements of an array of output data elements.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: April 14, 2023
    Date of Patent: April 9, 2024
    Assignee: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Jeffrey T Huynh, Vignesh Vivekraja
  • Publication number: 20240112062
    Abstract: A system for managing deployment of quantum circuits is described. The system may include a web server configured to receive, from a consumer, a quantum computing request to perform a job using a given quantum application. The web server may generate a response based on execution of the quantum application and at least a portion of the quantum computing request and return the response to the consumer. The system may also include a deployment service configured to store quantum circuit definitions in a data store. The deployment service may receive, from the web server, a deployment request for executing a quantum circuit. The deployment service may generate a container for implementing the quantum circuit. The deployment service may configure a quantum application in the container for executing a job using the quantum circuit. The deployment service may provide the web server access to results of the execution of the job.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Saravanakumar Shanmugam Sakthivadivel, Altanali Nagji, Jeffrey Paul Heckey, Christian Bruun Madsen, Denis Antipov, Ravi Kiran Chilakapati
  • Publication number: 20240114035
    Abstract: Techniques are described for providing a policy refiner application used to analyze and recommend modifications to identity and access management policies created by users of a cloud provider network (e.g., to move the policies toward least-privilege permissions). A policy refiner application receives as input a policy to analyze, and a log of events related to activity associated with one or more accounts of a cloud provider network. The policy refiner application can identify, from the log of events, actions that were permitted based on particular statements contained in the policy. Based on field values contained in the corresponding events, the policy refiner application generates an abstraction of the field values, where the abstraction of the field values may represent a more restrictive version of the field from a policy perspective. These abstractions can be presented to users as recommendations for modifying their policy to reduce the privileges granted by the policy.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Neha RUNGTA, Chungha SUNG, Amit GOEL, Zvonimir RAKAMARIC, Loris D'ANTONI
  • Publication number: 20240111562
    Abstract: An Application Programming Interface (API) allows a launching of a virtual machine where a queue count can be configured by a user. More specifically, each virtual machine can be assigned a pool of queues. Additionally, each virtual machine can have multiple virtual networking interfaces and a user can assign a number of queues from the pool to each virtual networking interface. Thus, a new metadata field is described that can be used with requests to launch a virtual machine. The metadata field includes one or more parameters that associate a number of queues with each virtual networking interface. A queue count can be dynamically configured by a user to ensure that the queues are efficiently used given that the user understands the intended application of the virtual machine being launched.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 30, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Evgeny Schmeilin, Dileep Varma Bairraju, Georgy Zorik Machulsky, Said Bshara
  • Publication number: 20240111439
    Abstract: A data service implements a configurable data compressor/decompressor using a recipe generated for a particular data set type and using compression operators of a common registry (e.g., pantry) that are referenced by the recipe, wherein the recipe indicates at which nodes of a compression graph respective ones of the compression operators of the registry are to be implemented. The configurable data compressor/decompressor provides a customizable framework for compressing data sets of different types (e.g., belonging to different data domains) using a common compressor/decompressor implemented using a common set of compression operators.
    Type: Application
    Filed: September 29, 2022
    Publication date: April 4, 2024
    Applicant: Amazon Technologies, Inc.
    Inventors: Dmitri Pavlichin, Shubham Chandak, Tsachy Weissman, Christopher George Burgess
  • Patent number: D1022664
    Type: Grant
    Filed: November 3, 2022
    Date of Patent: April 16, 2024
    Assignee: AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
    Inventors: Wilfrido Loor Canizares, Bernhard Wildner