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Jonathan P Lang: Default playback device designation. Sonos, November 21, 2017: US09826306 (12 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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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 (9 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 (9 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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Nicholas A J Millington, Keith Corbin, Mark Plagge: Voice control of a media playback system. Sonos, April 17, 2018: US09947316

A voice input comprising a command word, one or more media variable instances, and one or more zone variable instances is received. A media playback system command which corresponds to the command word is determined. Media content which corresponds to the one or more media variable instances is iden ...


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Simon Jarvis, Romi Kadri, Christopher Butts: Voice controlled media playback system based on user profile. Sonos, McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff, May 8, 2018: US09965247

Disclosed herein are systems and methods for receiving a voice command and determining an appropriate action for the media playback system to execute based on user identification. The systems and methods receive a voice command for a media playback system, and determines whether the voice command wa ...


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Simon Jarvis, Romi Kadri, Yean Nian Willy Chen: Room-corrected voice detection. Sonos, September 26, 2017: US09772817

A playback device may have a network interface configured to communicate with a network microphone device over a communication network. A processor of the playback device may comprise instructions, which when executed, cause the processor to obtain acoustics of an environment in which the playback d ...


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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, October 10, 2017: US09785402

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, October 10, 2017: US09788107

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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Jonathan P Lang: Default playback device designation. Sonos, October 10, 2017: US09788106

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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Networked Microphone Device Control. August 24, 2017: US20170245076-A1

Systems and methods disclosed herein include, while a microphone of a first networked microphone device is enabled, determining whether a first reference device is in a specific state, and in response to determining that the first reference device is in the specific state, disabling the microphone o ...