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Benjamin Rappoport: Base properties in a media playback system. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, January 10, 2017: US09544701 (5 worldwide citation)

An example implementation may involve a playback device assigning, to the playback device, a zone property that is assigned to a device base (e.g., a charging base) that the playback device is placed upon. For instance, a playback device may identify a particular base onto which the playback device ...


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Donald Spector: Themed ornaments with internet radio receiver. Collard & Roe P C, May 13, 2014: US08725065 (5 worldwide citation)

An apparatus for playing signals received from the internet or other information highway on one or more speakers are described. The apparatus has a receiver for receiving information from a preselected address; a processor for interpreting the signals; and at least one sound emitting device for play ...


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John D Haddick, Ralph F Osterhout, Robert Michael Lohse: Adjustable extension for temple arm. MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, Alleman Hall Creasman & Tuttle, January 23, 2018: US09875406 (4 worldwide citation)

This disclosure concerns an interactive head-mounted eyepiece with an integrated processor for handling content for display and an integrated image source for introducing the content to an optical assembly through which the user views a surrounding environment and the displayed content. The eyepiece ...


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Angel A Penilla, Albert S Penilla: Methods and systems for processing data streams from data producing objects of vehicle and home entities and generating recommendations and settings. January 3, 2017: US09536197 (4 worldwide citation)

Methods and systems are provided for cloud processing data streamed from a vehicle and a home associated with a user account. One method includes receiving metadata from the vehicle regarding one or more data producing objects of the vehicle and receiving metadata from the home regarding one or more ...


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Amir Ansari, George A Cowgill, Leon E Nicholls, Jude P Ramayya, Ramprakash Masina, Alvin R McQuarters, Atousa Raissyan: System and method for providing network support services and premises gateway support infrastructure. KIP PROD P1, Perkins Coie, August 15, 2017: US09736028 (4 worldwide citation)

A service management system communicates via wide area network with gateway devices located at respective user premises. The service management system remotely manages delivery of application services, which can be voice controlled, by a gateway, e.g. by selectively activating/deactivating service l ...


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David Lee, Chunkit Jacky Chan, Doug Ricard, Stacia Scott, Allison Light: Creation of representative content based on facial analysis. MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICENSING, L Alan Collins, Collins & Collins Intellectual, May 2, 2017: US09639742 (4 worldwide citation)

Technologies for analyzing various features detected in a face detected in an image. Such features may include at least the eyes, eyebrows, node, and mouth of a face. Such analyzing may include scoring aspects of these features. Such scores may be weighted. The analysis may be used to determine expr ...


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Steven Beckhardt, Andrew J Schulert, Gregory Ramsperger: Cloud queue access control. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, May 9, 2017: US09648070 (4 worldwide citation)

An example implementation may involve a computing system receiving, from a media playback system, a request to initiate playback of a cloud queue. The cloud queue may currently have a first access status that authorizes a first set of queue operations, which may include playback of the cloud queue. ...


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Arthur L Coburn IV, Steven Beckhardt, Andrew J Schulert: Cloud queue synchronization protocol. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, May 16, 2017: US09654459 (4 worldwide citation)

An example implementation may involve a playback device of a media playback system sending a request for an indication of at least one media item from a remote queue of media items and an indication of a particular media item that is being played by the playback device. The implementation may also i ...


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Gregg H Brown, Robert Everett Hyatt, Marc Paul Lefar, James Patrick Ryan: Multimedia services include method, system and apparatus operable in a different data processing network, and sync other commonly owned apparatus. AT&T Mobility II, Turocy & Watson, September 24, 2013: US08543095 (4 worldwide citation)

Architecture for accessing and purchasing multimedia services in a mobile terminal cellular environment. The architecture brings together the on-the-fly discovery of music and connectivity for the purchase or preview of multimedia services (e.g., music tracks). Provided is a music client on a cell p ...


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Cristian Alfred Worthington: DOM based media viewer. Bruce M Green, Oyen Wiggs Green & Mutala, May 15, 2012: US08181110 (4 worldwide citation)

A system by which a computer user can view or listen to selected media objects, such as videos or podcasts or Internet radio, located in the Document Object Model (“DOM”) of a web page. The system is able to isolate the media objects selected by a user or the media objects stipulated in a database c ...