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Mark Plagge, Simon Jarvis, Christopher Butts: Metadata exchange involving a networked playback system and a networked microphone system. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, November 7, 2017: US09811314 (9 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for establishing a metadata exchange channel between a media playback system and a networked microphone system, wherein the networked microphone system comprises a networked microphone device and a networked microphone server. After establishing the metadata ...


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Jonathan P Lang, Romi Kadri, Christopher Butts: Contextualization of voice inputs. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, November 20, 2018: US10134399

Disclosed herein are example techniques to provide contextual information corresponding to a voice command. An example implementation may involve receiving voice data indicating a voice command, receiving contextual information indicating a characteristic of the voice command, and determining a devi ...


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Jonathon Reilly, Gregory Burlingame, Christopher Butts, Romi Kadri, Jonathan P Lang: Voice detection by multiple devices. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, December 11, 2018: US10152969

Disclosed herein are example techniques for voice detection by multiple NMDs. An example implementation may involve receiving a set of voice recordings from a set of NMDs, and identifying a subset of voice recordings from which to determine a given voice command. The example implementation may furth ...


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Simon Jarvis, Mark Plagge, Christopher Butts: Music service selection. SONOS, October 9, 2018: US10097919

Methods and apparatus for identifying a music service based on a user command. A content type is identified from a received user command and a music service is selected that supports the content type. A selected music service can then transmit audio content associated with the content type for playb ...


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Simon Jarvis, Romi Kadri, Christopher Butts: Voice controlled media playback system based on user profile. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, May 8, 2018: US09965247

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for receiving a voice command and determining an appropriate action for the media playback system to execute based on user identification. The systems and methods receive a voice command for a media playback system, and determines whether the voice command wa ...


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Mark Plagge, Simon Jarvis, Christopher Butts: Metadata exchange involving a networked playback system and a networked microphone system. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, October 10, 2017: US09785402

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for establishing a metadata exchange channel between a media playback system and a networked microphone system, wherein the networked microphone system comprises a networked microphone device and a networked microphone server. After establishing the metadata ...