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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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Christopher Kallai, Michael Darrell Andrew Ericson: Method and apparatus for adjusting a speaker system. Sonos, Hanley Flight and Zimmerman, December 30, 2014: US08923997 (13 worldwide citation)

Certain embodiments provide methods and systems for managing a sound profile. An example method includes accessing a playback device on a network. The example method includes displaying a graphic interface to allow a user to adjust the sound profile, wherein the sound profile includes a plurality of ...


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Christopher Kallai, Michael Darrell Andrew Ericson, Robert A Lambourne, Robert Reimann, Mark Triplett: Multi-channel pairing in a media system. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, December 22, 2015: US09219959 (11 worldwide citation)

Technology for grouping, consolidating, and pairing individual playback devices with network capability (players) to stimulate a multi-channel listening environment is disclosed. Particularly, the embodiments described herein enable two or more playback devices to be paired, such that multi-channel ...


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Christopher Kallai, Michael Darrell Andrew Ericson, Robert A Lambourne: Controlling and grouping in a multi-zone media system. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, December 1, 2015: US09202509 (1 worldwide citation)

Techniques for grouping or pairing individual audio products with network capability (players) to stimulate a multi-channel listening environment are disclosed. In instead of grouping selected players to play back an audio item, a user is allowed to activate one of the players to process the data of ...


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Christopher Kallai, Michael Darrell Andrew Ericson, Robert A Lambourne, Robert Reimann, Mark Triplett: Multi-channel pairing in a media system. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, September 5, 2017: US09756424

Systems and methods for output of audio content are disclosed. An example first playback device includes a processor. The example processor is configured to at least process audio content to determine a portion of the audio content to be output by the first playback device based on a type of pairing ...


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Christopher Kallai, Michael Darrell Andrew Ericson, Robert A Lambourne: Pair volume control. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, September 19, 2017: US09766853

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 se ...


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Christopher Kallai, Michael Darrell Andrew Ericson, Robert A Lambourne, Robert Reimann, Mark Triplett: Multi-channel pairing in a media system. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, July 17, 2018: US10028056

Technology for grouping, consolidating, and pairing individual playback devices with network capability (players) to stimulate a multi-channel listening environment is disclosed. Particularly, the embodiments described herein enable two or more playback devices to be paired, such that multi-channel ...


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Christopher Kallai, Michael Darrell Andrew Ericson, Robert A Lambourne: Making and indicating a stereo pair. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, March 27, 2018: US09928026

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 se ...


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Christopher Kallai, Michael Darrell Andrew Ericson, Jonathan P Lang, Craig Wisneski, Jonathon Reilly, Seamus Daly, Todd Mansfield: Frequency routing based on orientation. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, August 29, 2017: US09748647

Systems, methods, and apparatus for frequency routing based on orientation are disclosed. An example method includes receiving, by a playback device, an audio data stream. The example method includes determining, by the playback device, an orientation of the playback device. The example method inclu ...


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Christopher Kallai, Michael Darrell Andrew Ericson, Jonathan P Lang, Craig Wisneski, Jonathon Reilly, Seamus Daly, Todd Mansfield: Configuration based on speaker orientation. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, August 29, 2017: US09748646

Systems, methods, and apparatus to shape sound based on a speaker orientation. An example playback device includes a network interface; a processor; and a memory including instructions stored therein. The instructions are executable by the processor to perform functions including: receiving, via the ...



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