09766853 cites 1102 patents.

An example method includes, based on an adjustment to a first displayed volume control, instructing the first playback device to adjust playback volume level; based on an adjustment to a second displayed volume control, instructing the second playback device to adjust playback volume level; after sending the commands, instructing the first and/or second playback device to process an audio stream into a first and/or second channel and to reproduce a respective one of the first and second channel, wherein the grouped first and second playback devices provide multi-channel sound; and based on an adjustment to a third displayed volume control, instructing the first and/or second playback device to adjust a group volume level for both the first and second playback devices.

Title
Pair volume control
Application Number
14/806070
Publication Number
9766853 (B2)
Application Date
July 22, 2015
Publication Date
September 19, 2017
Inventor
Robert A Lambourne
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Michael Darrell Andrew Ericson
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Christopher Kallai
Santa Barbara
CA, US
Agent
McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff
Assignee
Sonos
CA, US
IPC
G06F 17/30
H04S 7/00
G06F 3/0484
H04N 21/485
H04N 21/81
H04N 21/4363
H04N 21/436
H04N 21/43
G11B 19/02
H04R 27/00
H04S 3/00
G06F 3/16
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