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Gregory Peter Carlsson, Steven Martin Richman, James R Milne: Distributed wireless speaker system with automatic configuration determination when new speakers are added. Sony Corporation, John L Rogitz, March 15, 2016: US09288597 (42 worldwide citation)

In an audio speaker network, setup of speaker location, sound track or channel assignation, and speaker parameters is facilitated by an application detecting speaker locations and prompting a user to input rough room boundaries and a desired listener location in the room. Based on this, optimum spea ...


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Gregory Peter Carlsson, Steven Martin Richman, James R Milne: Distributed wireless speaker system. SONY CORPORATION, John L Rogitz, January 31, 2017: US09560449 (13 worldwide citation)

A user is guided through various setup routines to optimize speaker parameters and/or positions and/or frequency assignations for the particular space in which the speaker system is located and intended to be used. This can be done using an application downloaded from a cloud server to a smart phone ...


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Brant Candelore, Frederick J Zustak, Steven Martin Richman: E-card transaction authorization based on geographic location. Sony Corporation, John L Rogitz, April 19, 2016: US09317847 (4 worldwide citation)

Transactions using a bank customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”) are authorized based on geographic location. For example, a transaction may be denied if it is determined that no legitimate Point of Sale (POS) terminals are in the area of the e-card.


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Brant Candelore, Frederick J Zustak, Steven Martin Richman: Messaging customer mobile device when electronic bank card used. Sony Corporation, John L Rogitz, June 14, 2016: US09367845 (1 worldwide citation)

A bank customer's CE device is texted by a bank computer when the customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”) is sought to be used so that the customer is alerted to possibly fraudulent “fishing” of the e-card data by a nearby thief device.


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Brant Candelore, Steven Martin Richman, Frederick J Zustak: Analyzing hack attempts of E-cards. Sony Corporation, John L Rogitz, May 31, 2016: US09355424 (1 worldwide citation)

Transactions using a bank customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”) are monitored by the card owner's consumer electronic (CE) device and reported to a server associated with the financial institution maintaining the e-card records for analysis of aggregated hack attempts.


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Brant Candelore, Frederick J Zustak, Steven Martin Richman: Using biometrics to recover password in customer mobile device. Sony Corporation, John L Rogitz, June 28, 2016: US09378502 (1 worldwide citation)

A bank customer's CE device is used to authorize transactions using the customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”). Biometric input is used to recover the password of the customer device if lost.


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Brant Candelore, Steven Martin Richman, Frederick J Zustak: Using CE device record of E-card transactions to reconcile bank record. Sony Corporation, John L Rogitz, March 22, 2016: US09292875 (1 worldwide citation)

Transactions using a bank customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”) are monitored by the card owner's consumer electronic (CE) device and reported to a server associated with the financial institution maintaining the e-card records for reconciliation to reveal possible fraud.


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Brant Candelore, Steven Martin Richman, Frederick J Zustak: Using mobile device to monitor for electronic bank card communication. Sony Corporation, John L Rogitz, December 1, 2015: US09202212 (1 worldwide citation)

A bank customer's CE device passively eavesdrops on NFC communications between the customer's electronic debit or credit card (“e-card”) and a third device and alerts the customer when such communication is detected from the e-card. In this way, the customer is alerted to possibly fraudulent “fishin ...


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Gregory Peter Carlsson, James R Milne, Steven Martin Richman, Frederick J Zustak: Distributed wireless speaker system with light show. Sony Corporation, John L Rogitz, August 23, 2016: US09426551 (1 worldwide citation)

In an audio speaker network, the individual speakers of the network have lamps on them that are controlled to present a light show in synchrony with the audio being played by the system.


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Gregory Peter Carlsson, Frederick J Zustak, Steven Martin Richman, James R Milne: Wireless speaker system with noise cancelation. Sony Corporation, John L Rogitz, June 14, 2016: US09369801 (1 worldwide citation)

A networked-speaker system which includes noise cancelling for active suppression of unwanted sounds. Feed-forward or feed-back cancelation can be used as appropriate for the location of the microphone sensing the noise.



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