Sonos had two patents in ecommerce during Q1 2024. Sonos Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 focus on a computing device operating as a control device for a media playback system, determining empty playback queues, providing content recommendations based on context information, and populating playback queues with selected content. Another patent involves a playback device connected to a network device at a demonstration location, receiving media content for playback, modifying a demonstration mode configuration, and returning to the default configuration after disconnecting from the network device. GlobalData’s report on Sonos gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

Sonos had no grants in ecommerce as a theme in Q1 2024.

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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 can also consider user preferences, playback history, and even display advertisements as content recommendations.

Furthermore, the patent includes provisions for assigning recommendations to different playback queues, updating queue indications when content is no longer available, and even replacing media content in one queue with content corresponding to a selected recommendation. The technology outlined in the patent aims to enhance the user experience by providing personalized content recommendations and seamless queue management within a multi-device media playback system.

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