Sonos had 22 patents in cloud during Q1 2024. Sonos Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 involve innovative features for media playback systems. These include context-based content recommendations for empty playback queues, continuous-playback modes with automatic addition of media items, subscription options for playback queues across multiple devices and households, voice control arbitration between network microphone devices, and facilitating media playback via webpages with options to add media items to specific playback zones. GlobalData’s report on Sonos gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Sonos grant share with cloud as a theme is 45% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Dynamic content recommendations (Patent ID: US20240104151A1)

The patent filed by Sonos Inc. describes a computing device that functions as a control device for a media playback system with multiple playback devices and queues. The device determines when a playback queue is empty, generates content recommendations based on context information, displays indications for each playback device and recommendation, allows users to select recommendations to populate the queue, and can even handle advertisements as content recommendations.

The computing device can consider various context information related to the playback device, such as playback history, time, and user preferences, to generate personalized content recommendations. Additionally, the device can be part of a synchrony group with multiple playback devices and queues, allowing for a seamless playback experience across devices. The patent also covers the ability to assign content recommendations to different playback queues and replace media content in queues based on user selections. Overall, the patent outlines a comprehensive system for managing and populating playback queues in a media playback system.

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