Sonos had one patents in metaverse during Q1 2024. Sonos Inc’s patent filed in Q1 2024 involves playback devices, server systems, and computing devices working together to detect an item with associated media content in the vicinity of a playback device. Upon detection, the playback device plays the corresponding audio or video content. 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 metaverse as a theme in Q1 2024.

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Application: Playing media content in response to detecting items having corresponding media content associated therewith (Patent ID: US20240036810A1)

The patent filed by Sonos Inc. describes a system where playback devices can determine the presence of an item within their area and play corresponding media content associated with that item, which can include audio or video content. The playback devices can operate in augmented reality spaces and adjust playback based on the virtual orientation or position of the item. Additionally, the system allows for mixing media content and playing it synchronously across multiple playback devices based on the orientation or position of the item relative to each device.

The patent covers a method and tangible media for implementing this system, detailing the process of determining the presence of virtual items in augmented reality spaces and playing corresponding media content. It also includes provisions for adjusting playback volume levels, tracking the orientation or position of the item over time, and transitioning between different portions of media content as the item's orientation or position changes. Overall, the patent outlines a sophisticated system for interactive media playback based on the presence and location of virtual items in a given area.

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