AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC.
|AMAZON TECHNOLOGIES, INC. Patent applications|
|Patent application number||Title||Published|
|20150255069||PREDICTING PRONUNCIATION IN SPEECH RECOGNITION - An automatic speech recognition (ASR) device may be configured to predict pronunciations of textual identifiers (for example, song names, etc.) based on predicting one or more languages of origin of the textual identifier. The one or more languages of origin may be determined based on the textual identifier. The pronunciations may include a hybrid pronunciation including a pronunciation in one language, a pronunciation in a second language and a hybrid pronunciation that combines multiple languages. The pronunciations may be added to a lexicon and matched to the content item (e.g., song) and/or textual identifier. The ASR device may receive a spoken utterance from a user requesting the ASR device to access the content item. The ASR device determines whether the spoken utterance matches one of the pronunciations of the content item in the lexicon. The ASR device then accesses the content when the spoken utterance matches one of the potential textual identifier pronunciations.||09-10-2015|
|20150254758||WEIGHT-BASED SHIPPING SYSTEM - Embodiments of systems and methods described herein provide users with access to a weight-based shipping service that enables the users to purchase a group of items and pay a flat shipping fee. These systems and methods can enable a user to combine certain items into a box or set of boxes based on weight for a reduced shipping cost. In addition, systems and methods described herein can recommend items to users for purchase based at least in part on the items that a user has added to a box, including based on remaining weight in the box.||09-10-2015|
|20150254451||AUTHENTICATION OF VIRTUAL MACHINE IMAGES USING DIGITAL CERTIFICATES - A vendor of virtual machine images accesses a virtual computer system service to upload a digitally signed virtual machine image to a data store usable by customers of the virtual computer system service to select an image for creating a virtual machine instance. If a digital certificate is uploaded along with the virtual machine image, the virtual computer system service may determine whether the digital certificate has been trusted for use. If the digital certificate has been trusted for use, the virtual computer system service may use a public cryptographic key to decrypt a hash signature included with the image to obtain a first hash value. The service may additionally apply a hash function to the image itself to obtain a second hash value. If the two hash values match, then the virtual machine image may be deemed to be authentic.||09-10-2015|
|20150248487||TOPOLOGY SERVICE USING CLOSURE TABLES AND METAGRAPHS - Methods and systems for a topology service providing an interface for specifying a topology and answering queries regarding the topology. Further, the topology service may create, from a specified topology, a directed acyclic graph and corresponding closure table. The topology service may also provide an interface for receiving metadata regarding the topology. In this way, the topology service, based at least in part on connections between nodes in the entries of the closure table and based at least in part on the metadata regarding the topology, may answer queries in regard to the specified topology.||09-03-2015|
|20150245281||Management of handheld electronic device - In some cases, a scanner of a handheld electronic device may be used to capture a registration identifier (e.g., a registration barcode), and connection information (e.g., one or more wireless credentials) may be determined by scanning the registration barcode. In some cases, the connection information may be stored in a memory of the handheld electronic device and may be used to establish a Wi-Fi connection with a wireless access point (WAP). In some cases, the registration barcode may be translated into multiple screen frames that may be presented in a screen frame sequence via a user interface displayed via a display of an electronic device that is different from the handheld electronic device. The scanner may directly capture the individual frames in the sequence via the display of the other electronic device.||08-27-2015|
|20150244716||SECURING CLIENT-SPECIFIED CREDENTIALS AT CRYPTOGRAPICALLY ATTESTED RESOURCES - Methods and apparatus for securing client-specified credentials at cryptographically-attested resources are described. An indication is obtained that resources deployed for execution of a compute instance of a multi-tenant computing service at an instance host of a provider network meet a client's security criteria. An encrypted representation of credentials to be used at the compute instance to implement operations on behalf of a client is received at the instance host. The credentials are extracted from the encrypted representation using a private key unique to the instance host, used for the operations, and then removed from the instance host without being saved in persistent memory.||08-27-2015|
|20150244707||PROVISIONING DIGITAL CERTIFICATES IN A NETWORK ENVIRONMENT - A method for provisioning digital certificates in a compute service environment may include authorizing a customer entity for using and/or controlling a network resource in the compute service environment. Upon completing the authorization, a digital certificate may be issued to the customer entity. The digital certificate may be associated with the network resource and may be issued for a limited duration period. The use and/or control of the network resource by the customer entity may be monitored. Reissuance of the digital certificate may be conditioned on whether the customer entity is still using and/or controlling the network resource in the compute service environment. If the customer entity is still using and/or controlling the network resource in the multi-tenant environment, the digital certificate may be automatically reissued for another limited duration period. The automatically reissuing may take place without receiving a certificate reissue request from the customer entity.||08-27-2015|
|20150242933||Device For Delivery Service - In some cases, a handheld electronic device may operate in a voice input mode or a scanner input mode. When operating in the voice input mode, the handheld electronic device may record and store audio data in memory. In some cases, the stored audio data may be communicated from the handheld electronic device (e.g., via a Wi-Fi connection) to one or more remote computing devices (e.g., for speech processing). When operating in the scanner input mode, the handheld electronic device may record and store item identifier information (e.g., as barcode data) in the memory. In some cases, the stored item identifier data may be communicated to the one or more remote computing devices (e.g., for item identification processing).||08-27-2015|
|20150242932||Delivery service system - In some cases, a delivery service system may include a handheld electronic device for use with a delivery service (e.g., a grocery delivery service). When operating in a voice input mode, the handheld electronic device may record and store audio data in memory. The stored audio data may be communicated from the handheld electronic device (e.g., via a Wi-Fi connection) to the delivery service for speech processing. When operating in a scanner input mode, the handheld electronic device may record and store item identifier information (e.g., barcode data) in memory. The stored data may be communicated to the delivery service for item identification processing. In some cases, a user interface associated with the delivery service may allow the user to review and confirm an order prior to submission of the order for delivery.||08-27-2015|
|20150242150||METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR OPTIMIZING RESOURCE UTILIZATION IN DISTRIBUTED STORAGE SYSTEMS - Methods and apparatus for optimizing resource utilization in distributed storage systems. A data migration technique is described that may operate in the background in a distributed storage data center to migrate data among a fleet of storage units to achieve a substantially even and randomized data storage distribution among all storage units in the fleet. When new storage units are added to the fleet and coupled to the data center network, the new storage units are detected. Instead of processing and storing new data to the newly added storage units, as in conventional distributed storage systems, the new units are blocked from general client I/O to allow the data migration technique to migrate data from other, previously installed storage hardware in the data center onto the new storage hardware. Once the storage load on the new storage units is balanced with the rest of the fleet, the new storage units are released for general client I/O.||08-27-2015|
|20150242132||SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SCHEDULING WRITE REQUESTS FOR A SOLID STATE STORAGE DEVICE - An I/O scheduler can manage and schedule write requests that are sent to a storage device in order to prevent the write requests from dominating a storage buffer of the storage device. The I/O scheduler can monitor the number of I/O requests in the storage buffer and maintain a balance between write requests and read requests in the storage buffer. The I/O scheduler monitor the latency of the storage device in processing write requests and manage the write requests sent to the storage device based on the latency. The I/O scheduler can utilize one or more write thresholds. The write thresholds can define thresholds of the number of write requests in the storage buffer and thresholds for the latency of the storage device in processing write requests. The write threshold can represent acceptable levels of write request in the storage buffer and acceptable latency for write requests.||08-27-2015|
|20150241689||ELECTROWETTING DISPLAY STRUCTURES - The subject matter disclosed herein relates to an electrowetting display comprising: a transparent substrate including glass spacers surrounded by recessed regions corresponding to pixel regions, a layer of transparent conductive material on the glass spacers, color filter material in the recessed regions, and a transparent support plate covering the recessed regions and the glass spacers, wherein the transparent support plate includes an electrowetting oil.||08-27-2015|
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