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Boulter Jeffrey, Beaupre Todd: Internet radio and broadcast method. Launch Media, September 4, 2002: EP1236354-A1 (14 worldwide citation)

Using a large database (160), users may indicate their general or specific preferences with regards to song, artist, or albums. A playlist is created that combines all of the user's preferences as well as any applicable statuatory regulations. The user is then able to enjoy music generally of his or ...


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Safi Qureshey, Daniel D Sheppard: Method, system, and device for the distribution of internet radio content. Black Hills Media, December 23, 2014: US08918480 (13 worldwide citation)

A network-enabled audio device that provides a display device that allows the user to select playlists of music much like a jukebox is disclosed. The user can compose playlists from disk files, CD's, Internet streaming audio broadcasts, online music sites, and other audio sources. The user can also ...


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Jessica N Staddon, Robert T Johnson: Methods, apparatus, and program products for inferring service usage. Palo Alto Research Center Incorporated, Park Vaughan & Fleming, November 13, 2007: US07296158 (13 worldwide citation)

Given the recent changes in the policy governing Internet content distribution, such as the institution of per listener royalties for Internet radio broadcasters, content distributors now have an incentive to under-report the size of their audience. Previous audience measurement schemes only protect ...


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Roberts Dale T, Mantle Michael W, Wells Maxwell, Cook Randall, Hamilton Brian: Personal audio recording system. Gracenote, September 14, 2005: EP1573462-A2 (13 worldwide citation)

Broadcast music, or other audio that a user wants to hear, is recorded based on criteria obtained from a user. Any of a plurality of techniques may be used to identify the audio, alone or in combination with other identification techniques, including length of song, fingerprint recognition of digita ...


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Hilmar Lehnert, Timothy Sheen, Dayn Wilberding: Calibration error conditions. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, January 3, 2017: US09538305 (12 worldwide citation)

Examples described herein involve identifying one or more error conditions during calibration of one or more playback devices in a playback environment. A microphone of a network device may detect and sample an audio signal while the one or more playback devices in the playback environment plays a c ...


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Klaus Hartung: Calibration using multiple recording devices. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, August 22, 2017: US09743207 (11 worldwide citation)

Example techniques may involve calibration with multiple recording devices. An implementation may include detecting, via a microphone, one or more calibration sounds as emitted by one or more playback devices of one or more zones during a calibration sequence. The implementation may further include ...


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Jonathan P Lang: Default playback device designation. Sonos, November 21, 2017: US09826306 (10 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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William Bachman, Imran Chaudhri, Jeffrey L Robbin, Policarpo B Wood, Elbert D Chen: Displaying a buy/download button based on purchase history. Apple, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, January 26, 2016: US09244586 (10 worldwide citation)

Methods, systems, computer-readable media, and apparatuses for providing enhanced user interfaces and functionalities for internet radio applications are presented. In some embodiments, a computer system may provide a user interface that includes one or more regions configured to control playback of ...


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P Michael Henderson: Local area internet radio receiver/transmitter. Skyworks Solutions, Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley, September 19, 2006: US07110720 (10 worldwide citation)

In accordance with the invention, radio program content or other audio communications and music are transmitted as digital information through the Internet to an Internet radio receiver/transmitter device. The device converts received digital information to analog information and broadcasts the info ...


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Dayn Wilberding, Neil Griffiths: Calibration state variable. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, October 10, 2017: US09788113 (9 worldwide citation)

An example implementation may involve receiving, via a network interface, an indication that the first playback device is calibrated. The implementation may also involve updating a calibration state variable to indicate that the first playback device is calibrated based on receiving the indication t ...