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Tetsuro Oishi, William H Bush: Playback device configuration based on proximity detection. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, August 22, 2017: US09743208 (9 worldwide citation)

Embodiments described herein involve configuring a playback device based on the detection of a barrier in proximity to the playback device. One embodiment may involve receiving proximity data that includes an indication of a barrier that is proximate to a playback device; detecting that the barrier ...


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Timothy W Sheen: Playback device calibration. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, July 11, 2017: US09706323 (9 worldwide citation)

Examples described herein involve calibrating a playback device for a playback environment based on audio signals detected by a microphone of a network device as the network device moves about the playback environment. While the playback device is playing a first audio signal and the network device ...


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Timothy Sheen, Dayn Wilberding: Speaker calibration. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, June 27, 2017: US09690271 (9 worldwide citation)

An example implementation may involve a control device displaying (i) a prompt to prepare a playback device for calibration within a given environment, (ii) a prompt to prepare the given environment for calibration of the playback device, and (iii) a prompt to prepare the control device for calibrat ...


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David M Cooley: Dedicated local internet radio. Agere Systems, Mendelsohn Drucker & Associates P C, David L Cargille, Steve Mendelsohn, October 19, 2010: US07817591 (9 worldwide citation)

A dedicated wireless data connection to the Internet through which digital broadcasts are streamed to mobile devices specifically designed to receive and play the content of the broadcasts. A user is supplied with a hand-held mobile terminal device specifically designed for the reception and playbac ...


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Robert A Jacobs: Method and apparatus for selecting internet-based broadcast sources. Intel Corporation, Marger Johnson & McCollom P C, October 18, 2005: US06957264 (9 worldwide citation)

A method and apparatus to quickly change and deliver Internet radio sources. The apparatus can receive multiple Internet radio sources simultaneously, and route each of the multiple Internet radio sources to a stream receiver. The stream receiver is operable to maintain connection with one of a mult ...


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Wellen Sham: Vehicle control system for controlling steering of vehicle. THUNDER POWER HONG KONG, Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton, March 7, 2017: US09586618 (8 worldwide citation)

The present invention provides a vehicle control system comprising a projecting device, a camera device, a control device and an actuating device. The vehicle steering control system does not need a physical steering wheel, thus the weight and cost of the vehicles can be reduced. In addition, the st ...


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Mark Plagge, Simon Jarvis, Christopher Butts: Metadata exchange involving a networked playback system and a networked microphone system. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, November 7, 2017: US09811314 (7 worldwide citation)

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for establishing a metadata exchange channel between a media playback system and a networked microphone system, wherein the networked microphone system comprises a networked microphone device and a networked microphone server. After establishing the metadata ...


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Jonathan P Lang: Default playback devices. Sonos, November 14, 2017: US09820039 (7 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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Roberts Dale T, Mantle Michael W, Wells Maxwell, Cook Randall, Hamilton Brian: Personal audio recording system. Gracenote, sGOLLHOFER Richard A, May 13, 2004: WO/2004/040416 (7 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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Safi Qureshey, Daniel D Sheppard: Method and device for an internet radio capable of obtaining playlist content from a content server. Black Hills Media, June 17, 2014: US08755763 (6 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 ...