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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 (71 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 (69 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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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 (68 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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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 (31 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 (23 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 (16 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 (11 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: Default playback devices. Sonos, November 14, 2017: US09820039 (8 worldwide citation)

Systems and method discussed herein involve applying a designation of a default playback device in a media playback system. One method may involve maintaining a database comprising data indicating an assignment of an identification of a network microphone device to a playback zone of a media playbac ...


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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 ...