Sonos had 13 patents in cybersecurity during Q1 2024. Sonos Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 focus on enhancing user experience with media playback systems. The patents include features such as providing temporary guest access, enabling seamless connection to audio playback networks, modifying equalization based on remote sources, switching between user accounts on streaming services, and managing playback queues based on access levels and control interfaces. These innovations aim to improve the functionality and customization options for users of Sonos products. 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 cybersecurity as a theme is 46% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Providing temporary guest access to a media playback system (Patent ID: US20240078331A1)

The patent filed by Sonos Inc. describes systems and methods for providing temporary guest access to a media playback system. This involves generating a guest account for a specific period after receiving a request from a control device, allowing shared control of functionalities with the host account. The guest account data is stored and can be used to create a user account associated with the same user as the guest profile but separate from the host system.

The computing device outlined in the patent is capable of storing host account data, generating guest accounts for temporary access, and facilitating shared control of functionalities between host and guest accounts. The guest account data can be stored and used to create a user account, dissociated from the host system. Various conditions can determine the start and end of the guest account period, ensuring controlled access. Additionally, the patent details the association of user accounts with a separate media playback system, the handling of media streaming services, and the management of playback queues and streaming service accounts.

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