Sonos had 12 patents in cloud during Q4 2023. Sonos Inc’s patents filed in Q4 2023 cover techniques such as location-based playlists, calibrating portable playback devices, generating playlists based on user media preferences, transmitting media content between network devices, and controlling playback volumes within synchrony groups. These innovations aim to enhance the user experience and improve the functionality of Sonos products. GlobalData’s report on Sonos gives a 360-degreee view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Sonos grant share with cloud as a theme is 58% in Q4 2023. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Location-based playlist generation (Patent ID: US20230421624A1)

The patent filed by Sonos Inc. describes techniques for creating location-based playlists based on the physical location of a mobile device and the playback devices connected to that location. The system receives GPS data from the mobile device, determines the corresponding business location, and adds played audio tracks to a playlist associated with the user's account. The system then displays the location-based playlist on the mobile device. The patent also includes claims for a computing system that can receive network data, store playback data, generate location-based playlists, and send indications of these playlists to mobile devices.

The computing system described in the patent can receive network data from mobile devices connected to specific locations, store playback data of media items played at those locations, and generate location-based playlists that combine media items from different playback devices associated with different media playback systems. The system can also periodically receive information about media content played back by these devices and request playback information from specific devices to enhance the playlists. Additionally, the patent includes a method for performing these functions, emphasizing the storage of playback data, generation of location-based playlists, and sending indications of these playlists to mobile devices based on their connected locations.

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