Sonos had 61 patents in digitalization during Q1 2024. Sonos Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 focus on enhancing media playback systems. The patents involve features such as recommending content based on playback queue status, continuous-playback modes, modifying demonstration mode configurations, managing media preferences for multiple user accounts, and localizing portable devices within a network using signal path characteristics and prediction models. These technologies aim to improve user experience and functionality within media playback systems. 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 digitalization as a theme is 32% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

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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 can determine when a playback queue is empty, generate content recommendations based on context information, display indications for each playback device and recommendation, receive user selections, and populate the queue accordingly. The system takes into account factors like playback history, time, and user preferences to provide personalized recommendations and can also handle advertisements within the playback queues.

Additionally, the patent includes claims for the computing device to determine multiple content recommendations, receive preference information for recommendations, handle synchrony groups of playback devices, receive recommendations from a cloud-based system, and allow users to assign recommendations to different playback queues. The method outlined in the patent involves the computing device operating as a control device, determining empty queues, generating recommendations based on context, displaying interface indications, receiving user selections, and populating the queues with the selected content. Overall, the patent focuses on enhancing the user experience by providing personalized content recommendations for media playback systems.

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