Sonos had four patents in social media during Q1 2024. Sonos Inc’s patents filed in Q1 2024 involve remote creation of playback queues for events, allowing users to create playlists for future events and invite others to add audio tracks. Another patent relates to a soundbar that provides information associated with a media item, displaying graphical representations of information on a mobile device and television while playing back the media item. 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 social media as a theme is 50% in Q1 2024. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Recent Patents

Application: Remote creation of a playback queue for an event (Patent ID: US20240028816A1)

The patent filed by Sonos Inc. involves a system for remote creation of a playback queue for an event. The system includes a computing device that receives input data to create a playlist for a future event and sends instructions to a cloud computing system. The cloud server then sends invitations to multiple mobile devices of invitees, allowing them to add audio tracks to the playlist through a web interface. During the event, the playlist is queued in a media playback system for playback. The system allows users to access and modify the playlist remotely, with graphical indications showing the user who added specific tracks.

The computing system described in the patent includes a communication interface, processor, and computer-readable medium with program instructions for managing a playback queue associated with a streaming audio service. The system allows users to add and remove audio tracks from the queue, with graphical indications showing the user who made the changes. The system can communicate the queue link to other users via various methods like email or social media and provides playback on multiple devices. Additionally, the system allows users to request the addition of the playback queue to their own device for playback. Overall, the patent outlines a comprehensive system for collaborative playlist creation and management for events, leveraging cloud computing and remote access capabilities.

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