Seattle, WA, United States
Seattle, WA, United States

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Amazon | Date: 2016-10-24

Disclosed are various embodiments for a singulator that has a port for diverting items. An item is received on at least one conveyor segment of a singulator. The item is transported using at least one conveyor segment to a side wall of the singulator. The item is transported using at least one conveyor segment through a port in the side wall of the singulator.


Patent
Amazon | Date: 2016-12-12

A data center includes a plurality of racks on a floor and one or more fire suppression systems coupled to at least some of the racks. The fire suppression systems include reservoirs mounted on the racks, a fire suppression material in the reservoir, and one or more material dispensing devices coupled to the reservoir. The material dispensing devices may dispense fire suppression material onto or into the racks in response to a fire condition.


Generally described, the present application relates to systems and methods for the managing virtual machines instances using a physical computing device and an offload device. The offload device can be a separate computing device that includes computing resources (e.g., processor and memory) separate from the computing resources of the physical computing device. The offload device can be connected to the physical computing device via a bus interface. The bus interface can be a high speed, high throughput, low latency interface such as a Peripheral Component Interconnect Express (PCIe) interface. The offload device can be used to offload virtualization and processing of virtual components from the physical computing device, thereby increasing the computing resources available to the virtual machine instances.


Patent
Amazon | Date: 2016-09-26

Additional components or functionality can be provided for a computing device by coupling the device with one or more device skins. Each device skin can include one or more components that can be utilized by the computing device, such that a user of the computing device can obtain desired functionality by selecting an appropriate skin. The components of the skin can be powered by the computing device, such as through wired or wireless power coupling. The computing device can determine an appropriate control scheme for the skin when the skin is coupled with the device, enabling a user to utilize the various components of the skin as if those components were part of the computing device.


Patent
Amazon | Date: 2016-10-24

A method for transporting inventory items includes moving a mobile drive unit to a first point within a workspace. The first point is a location of an inventory holder. The method further includes docking the mobile drive unit with the inventory holder and moving the mobile drive unit and the inventory holder to a second point within the workspace. The second point is associated with conveyance equipment. The method further includes moving the inventory holder to a third point within the workspace using the conveyance equipment.


A method and apparatus for processing service requests for non-transactional databases are disclosed. In the method and apparatus, the execution of a first operation may be initiated based at least in part on receiving a service request from a user. The first operation may be executed synchronously with receipt of the request. Further, one or more execution workflows may be provisioned for asynchronous execution of one or more other operations.


Patent
Amazon | Date: 2017-01-25

A hierarchical distributed routing architecture including at least two levels, or layers, for receiving, processing and forwarding data packets between network components is provided. The core level router components receive an incoming packet from a network component and identify a distribution level router component based on processing a subset of the destination address associated with the received packet. The distribution level router components receive a forwarded packet and forward the packet to a respective network. The mapping, or other assignment, of portions of the FIB associated with the distributed routing environment is managed by a router management component.


Patent
Amazon | Date: 2017-01-25

A hierarchical distributed routing architecture including at least three levels, or layers, for receiving, processing and forwarding data packets between network components is provided. The core level router components receive an incoming packet from a network component and identify a distribution level router component based on processing a subset of the destination address associated with the received packet. The distribution level router components that receiving a forwarded packet and identify a transit level router component based a second processing of at least a subset of the destination address associated with the received packet. The distribution level router components maintain address routing information a first and second memory. The transit level router components receive the forwarded packet and forward the packet to a respective network. The mapping, or other assignment, of portions of the FIB associated with the distributed routing environment is managed by a router management component.


A method and apparatus for constructing a data unit to include control information, the method comprising: receiving one or more service data units, SDUs, from an upper layer; generating a protocol data unit, PDU, using the received one or more SDUs, wherein the PDU includes a header, one or more control elements, the received one or more SDUs or a number of available padding bits; inserting a Buffer Status Report, BSR, into the generated PDU; and transmitting the generated PDU including the BSR to a receiving side, wherein the header includes a plurality of sub-headers, wherein each of the plurality of sub-headers corresponds to a received SDU, a control element or padding, wherein the one or more control elements are placed before the received one or more SDUs, wherein the number of available padding bits is equal to or greater than the number of bits associated with a short BSR plus a corresponding sub-header and less than the number of bits associated with a long BSR plus a corresponding sub-header, wherein one of the one or more control elements has a corresponding sub-header that comprises a logical channel identification, LCID, field indicating that the BSR is included in the one control element, wherein the LCID field comprises a value corresponding to a truncated BSR, wherein the truncated BSR has a format that is equivalent to the short BSR, and wherein the value indicates that data associated with more than one logical channel group is available for transmission.


Patent
Amazon | Date: 2017-04-19

A system and method for management and processing of resource requests is provided. A content delivery network service provider determines a class associated with a set of client computing devices and monitors resources requests for the determined class. The content delivery network service provider then identifies at least one cache component for providing content to client computing devices as a function of the determined class. In other embodiments, instead of cache components, the content delivery network service provider identifies a second set of client computing devices as a function of the determined class for providing the content information.

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