Sonos, Inc Patent Portfolio Statistics

Sonos, Inc.

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This article summarizes the perfomance of the assignee in the recent years. The overall statistics for this portfolio help to analyze the areas where the assignee is performing well. The filing trend, perfomance across the tech centers and the perfomance of the recent applications has been mentioned below. All the stats are calculated based on the perfomance in USPTO.

How does the overall patent portfolio of Sonos, Inc. look like?

Total Applications: 1,286
Granted Patents: 1,051
Grant Index 97.77 %
Abandoned/Rejected Applications: 24 (2.23%)
In-Process Applications: 204
Average Grant Time: 2.17 Years
Average Office Actions: 1.47

Which Technology Area Sonos, Inc. is filing most patents in? (Last 10 years)

Art Unit Definition Total Applications
2654 Videophones & Telephonic Communications 161
2656 Videophones and Telephonic Communications; Audio Signals; Digital Audio Data Processing; Linguistics, Speech Processing and Audio Compression 145
2655 Videophones & Telephonic Communications 107
2653 Videophones & Telephonic Communications 79
Opap Parked GAU 73

How many patents are Sonos, Inc. filing every year?

Year Total Applications
2022 0*
2021 92*
2020 175
2019 180
2018 189

*The drop in the number of applications filed in last two years compared to previous years is because applications can take up to 18 months to get published

Recently filed patent applications of Sonos, Inc. in USPTO?

Publication number: US20220030355A1
Application number: 17/450,496

Content rules engines for playback devices are disclosed herein. A media playback system receives a first command to form a synchrony group comprising a plurality of playback devices. The system receives a second command for the synchrony group to play back first audio content. In response to the second command, the first audio content is played back via the synchrony group. The system receives (i) second audio content to be played back by one or more of the playback devices of the synchrony group and (ii) content source properties associated with an audio source of the second audio content. The system accesses a rules engine to determine playback restrictions based at least in part on the content source properties. Based at least in part on the playback restrictions, operation of one or more of the playback devices is restricted.

Publication date: 2022-01-27
Applicant: Sonos, Inc.
Inventors: Sanford Spivey William

Publication number: US20220013110A1
Application number: 17/486,574

A first playback device is configured to perform functions comprising: detecting sound, identifying a wake word based on the sound as detected by the first device, receiving an indication that a second playback device has also detected the sound and identified the wake word based on the sound as detected by the second device, after receiving the indication, evaluating which of the first and second devices is to extract sound data representing the sound and thereby determining that the extraction of the sound data is to be performed by the second device over the first device, in response to the determining, foregoing extraction of the sound data, receiving VAS response data that is indicative of a given VAS response corresponding to a given voice input identified in the sound data extracted by the second device, and based on the VAS response data, output the given VAS response.

Publication date: 2022-01-13
Applicant: Sonos, Inc.
Inventors: John Tolomei

Publication number: US20220007106A1
Application number: 17/448,015

Systems and methods for optimizing network microphone devices using noise classification are disclosed herein. In one example, individual microphones of a network microphone device (NMD) detect sound. The sound data is analyzed to detect a trigger event such as a wake word. Metadata associated with the sound data is captured in a lookback buffer of the NMD. After detecting the trigger event, the metadata is analyzed to classify noise in the sound data. Based on the classified noise, at least one performance parameter of the NMD is modified.

Publication date: 2022-01-06
Applicant: Sonos, Inc.
Inventors: Kurt Soto Thomas

How are Sonos, Inc.’s applications performing in USPTO?

Application Number Title Status Art Unit Examiner
17/450,496 Content Rules Engines For Audio Playback Devices OPAP Central, Docket
17/486,574 Networked Microphone Devices, Systems, & Methods Of Localized Arbitration OPAP Central, Docket
17/448,015 Optimization Of Network Microphone Devices Using Noise Classification Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/473,566 Low-Latency Audio Networking Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket
17/473,212 Wireless Antenna Sensing In A Playback Device Docketed New Case – Ready for Examination OPAP Central, Docket