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Jonathan P Lang, David L Oster: System and method for operating a sensed power device over data wiring. Sonos, Carr & Ferrell, December 26, 2006: US07154381 (67 worldwide citation)

According to the present invention, a power source delivers power to a networked device over network cabling (e.g., Ethernet cabling) in one of two modes: a low power mode and a high power mode. The power source begins delivering power at a low power level in the low power mode, and switches to a hi ...


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Steve F Holmgren, Jonathan P Lang, L Dexter Bates, John L MacFarlane: Method and apparatus for automatically enabling subwoofer channel audio based on detection of subwoofer device. Sonos, Joe Zheng, September 7, 2010: US07792311 (59 worldwide citation)

Techniques for processing input signals in accordance with an output configuration are disclosed. According to one aspect of the techniques, a module implemented in a sound reproducing device is configured to determine whether a sound in the input audio source can be reproduced properly through spea ...


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Christopher Kallai, Michael Darrell Andrew Ericson, Jonathan P Lang, Craig Wisneski, Jonathon Reilly, Seamus Daly, Todd Mansfield: Shaping sound responsive to speaker orientation. Sonos, Hanley Flight and Zimmerman, May 26, 2015: US09042556 (54 worldwide citation)

Techniques for shaping sound based on a speaker orientation are disclosed. In an embodiment, an audio data stream is obtained by a zone player having one or more speaker drivers, an orientation of the zone player is determined, and sound is reproduced by the zone player based on the orientation. The ...


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Jerome Agustin, Jonathan P Lang, Mark W Triplett: Volume enhancements in a multi-zone media playback system. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, January 5, 2016: US09231545 (26 worldwide citation)

Embodiments are described herein that provide numerous volume enhancements to a media playback system, especially for use by a system that contains two or more zone players that are capable of being grouped to form a synchronous audio playback group.


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Paul Bates, Lee Keyser Allen, Diane Roberts, Jonathan P Lang: Media playback system with guest access. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, June 21, 2016: US09374607 (13 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided to offer a restricted playback mode playlist mode to allow one or more participating users to access a host's media playback system and interact with a reduced subset of functions in that system. An example method includes providing, via a local media playback system ...


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Jonathan P Lang, Paul Andrew Bates: Assisted registration of audio sources. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, December 9, 2014: US08910265 (9 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for assisting a user with setting up an audio system with audio content services the user is already registered with. One method may involve receiving a list of a plurality of audio services supported by an audio system, selecting an audio service from the list of pl ...


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Jonathan P Lang: Default playback device designation. Sonos, November 21, 2017: US09826306 (2 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods discussed herein involve designating a default playback device in a local playback network. One method may involve determining that a networked microphone device is available for assignment to one or more playback zones within a local playback network, displaying a prompt to indi ...


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Jonathan P Lang, Paul Andrew Bates: Streaming music using authentication information. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, November 10, 2015: US09185103 (2 worldwide citation)

Systems and methods are provided for assisting a user with setting up an audio system with audio content services the user is already registered with. One method may involve receiving a list of a plurality of audio services supported by an audio system, selecting an audio service from the list of pl ...


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Mark Triplett, Jonathan P Lang, Hrishikesh Gossain: Systems and methods for networked music playback including remote add to queue. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, June 6, 2017: US09674587 (1 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to facilitate discovery and remote configuration of content for playback via a multimedia playback network are disclosed. An example method includes facilitating identification of multimedia content being played, the identification including a ...


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Mark Triplett, Jonathan P Lang, Jonathon Reilly, David Taylor: Collecting and providing local playback system information. Sonos, December 1, 2015: US09204174 (1 worldwide citation)

Systems, methods, apparatus, and articles of manufacture to facilitate gathering, aggregation and analysis of content playback and system data from one or more local playback networks. Certain embodiments facilitate analysis and recommendation to one or more local playback systems based on the aggre ...



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