Patents by Inventor Luis Vega

Luis Vega has filed for patents to protect the following inventions. This listing includes patent applications that are pending as well as patents that have already been granted by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).

  • Patent number: 10499146
    Abstract: Multiple aspects of systems and methods for voice control and related features and functionality for various embodiments of media playback devices, networked microphone devices, microphone-equipped media playback devices, and speaker-equipped networked microphone devices are disclosed and described herein, including but not limited to designating and managing default networked devices, audio response playback, room-corrected voice detection, content mixing, music service selection, metadata exchange between networked playback systems and networked microphone systems, handling loss of pairing between networked devices, actions based on user identification, and other voice control of networked devices.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: February 21, 2017
    Date of Patent: December 3, 2019
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Jonathan P. Lang, Mark Plagge, Simon Jarvis, Romi Kadri, Yean-Nian Willy Chen, Paul Andrew Bates, Luis Vega-Zayas, Christopher Butts, Nicholas A. J. Millington, Keith Corbin
  • Patent number: 10462505
    Abstract: Embodiments are described herein that help allow for applying policies during playback of media. In one aspect, a method is provided that involves a computing device of a media playback system (a) receiving a request to playback one or more media items that are from a playlist associated with a controller application, (b) applying to the one or more media items one or more playback policies that are associated with the controller application, where a given playback policy restricts at least one aspect of playback of at least one of the one or more media items, and (c) causing playback of the one or more media items in accordance with the one or more playback policies.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: July 14, 2014
    Date of Patent: October 29, 2019
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Arthur Coburn, IV, Ron Kuper, Ted M. Lin, Sherwin Liu, Luis Vega
  • Patent number: 10445057
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed herein include, determining that a requirement exists to output a system response. In response to determining that a requirement exists to output a system response, (i) setting a system response volume for a first speaker associated with the first networked device and (ii) outputting a system response at the set system response volume via the first speaker associated with the first networked device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Date of Patent: October 15, 2019
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Vega, Lucas Pylypczak, Rich Lean
  • Patent number: 10430153
    Abstract: Audio content may be played back in synchrony with a member of a synchrony group based on playback timing information. While synchronously playing back the audio content, the playback timing information may be transmitted to the member of the synchrony group. The transmitted playback timing information may comprise a first timestamp. In response to a pause command, the synchronous playback may be paused prior to a time indicated by the first timestamp and a second timestamp. While the synchronous playback is paused and in response to a resume command, the member of the synchrony group may be instructed to update the first timestamp based on a new start time indicative of when the synchronous playback is to be resumed and update the second timestamp such that the updated second timestamp is synchronized with the updated first timestamp. The synchronous playback may be resumed based on the updated second timestamp.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: June 19, 2017
    Date of Patent: October 1, 2019
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Vega-Zayas, Ted Lin, Jim Dolan
  • Patent number: 10387110
    Abstract: A first example playback device includes one or more processors and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the first playback device to perform functions. The functions include generating a mixed audio signal comprising one or more components of a first audio stream and one or more components of a second audio stream; and playing the mixed audio signal, where the one or more components of the second audio stream of the mixed audio signal played by the first playback device are played in synchrony with a second playback device configured to play the second audio stream. An example non-transitory computer-readable medium and an example method, both related to the first example playback device, are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Date of Patent: August 20, 2019
    Assignee: SOHOS, Inc.
    Inventors: Ted M. Lin, Luis Vega
  • Publication number: 20190243534
    Abstract: Techniques described herein may involve modification of playback based on the proximity of a user to a playback device. An example technique involves a device determining that a listener is within a given proximity of a first playback device and based on determining that the listener is within the given proximity of the first playback device, causing the first playback device to begin playback of first media and causing a second playback device to modify playback of second media.
    Type: Application
    Filed: April 15, 2019
    Publication date: August 8, 2019
    Inventors: Luis Vega, Paul Bates, Jason Kendall
  • Publication number: 20190208262
    Abstract: An example first playback device includes programming to perform functions including receiving a first request to associate with a first playback queue that is stored remotely from, and persists unassociated with, any playback device of the media playback system. The functions also include associating with the first playback queue and designating the first playback queue as an active queue of the first playback device. The functions also include receiving a second request to enter into a group with a second playback device that is associated with a second playback queue, entering into the group with the second playback device, associating with the second playback queue, and designating the second playback queue as the active queue of the first playback device. The functions also include receiving a third request to leave the group, and after receiving the third request, de-designating the second playback queue as its active queue.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 7, 2019
    Publication date: July 4, 2019
    Inventors: Luis Vega-Zayas, Kristen Johansen, Paul Bates, Abhishek Kumar
  • Publication number: 20190192200
    Abstract: Methods and apparatus for performing an osteotomy. One embodiment includes a kit comprising a bone plate, a bridging device, and a spreading device. The bridge is configured to hold open the incision in the bone, whether the spreading device is inserted into the bone, or the bone plate is attached to the bone. The spreading device preferably includes a scissors-type mechanism for spreading two wedge-shaped members apart, contemplating both pivotal and displacement movements of one wedging member relative to another wedging member. The spring device preferably includes an ergonomic grip for the hand of the physician, and a hammering surface useful in inserting the spreading device into the incision.
    Type: Application
    Filed: December 19, 2018
    Publication date: June 27, 2019
    Applicant: OrthoPediatrics Corp.
    Inventors: Chris Powers, Sarah Poorman, Luis Vega, Cristian Gurrola, Grace Gibbs
  • Patent number: 10275138
    Abstract: An example implementation may involve receiving, via a radio interface, a radio transmission indicating a particular playback device of a media playback system. Based on the received radio transmission, the implementation may further involve determining that the device is within a given proximity to a zone of the media playback system that includes the particular playback device. Based on determining that the device is within the given proximity to the zone of the media playback system, the implementation may also involve causing the graphical interface to display an indication of (i) an identifier of the zone and (ii) a characteristic of the zone.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 2, 2014
    Date of Patent: April 30, 2019
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Vega, Paul Bates, Jason Kendall
  • Patent number: 10268357
    Abstract: Techniques described herein may involve modification of playback based on the proximity of a user to a playback device. An example technique involves a device determining that a listener is within a given proximity of a first playback device and based on determining that the listener is within the given proximity of the first playback device, causing the first playback device to begin playback of first media and causing a second playback device to modify playback of second media.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 5, 2016
    Date of Patent: April 23, 2019
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Vega, Paul Bates, Jason Kendall
  • Publication number: 20190098421
    Abstract: A multi-channel and multi-zone audio environment is provided. Various inventions are disclosed that allow playback devices on one or more networks to provide an effective multi-channel and a multi-zone audio environment using timing information. According to one example, timing information is used to coordinate playback devices connected over a low-latency network to provide audio along with a video display. In another example, timing information is used to coordinate playback devices connected over a mesh network to provide audio in one or more zones or zone groups.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 28, 2019
    Inventors: Simon Jarvis, Hilmar Lehnert, Aurelio Rafael Ramos, Luis Vega
  • Publication number: 20190079721
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed herein include, determining that a requirement exists to output a system response. In response to determining that a requirement exists to output a system response, (i) setting a system response volume for a first speaker associated with the first networked device and (ii) outputting a system response at the set system response volume via the first speaker associated with the first networked device.
    Type: Application
    Filed: August 13, 2018
    Publication date: March 14, 2019
    Inventors: Luis Vega, Lucas Pylypczak, Rich Lean
  • Publication number: 20190045471
    Abstract: Networked devices are arranged to play content such as audio and video content in synchronization. A synching device receives a packet from an initiating device over a network. The packet may include an identifier of content to play, such as a URI, and an indication of when to play the content. A local clock time to play the content is determined based on a time of a local clock of the first device and the indication of when to play the content. The synching device obtains from a server the content based on the received identifier, and plays the content in synchronization with the initiating device based on a time on the local clock and the local clock time to play the content. In some embodiments, the synching device also adjusts a clock speed of the local clock reference to control rate of playback of the content.
    Type: Application
    Filed: October 8, 2018
    Publication date: February 7, 2019
    Inventors: Lee Keyser-Allen, Thomas Higdon, Luis Vega-Zayas, Ted Lin, Andrej Sarkic
  • Patent number: 10098082
    Abstract: Networked devices are arranged to play content such as audio and video content in synchronization. A synching device receives a packet from an initiating device over a network. The packet may include an identifier of content to play, such as a URI, and an indication of when to play the content. A local clock time to play the content is determined based on a time of a local clock of the first device and the indication of when to play the content. The synching device obtains from a server the content based on the received identifier, and plays the content in synchronization with the initiating device based on a time on the local clock and the local clock time to play the content. In some embodiments, the synching device also adjusts a clock speed of the local clock reference to control rate of playback of the content.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 16, 2015
    Date of Patent: October 9, 2018
    Assignee: SONOS, INC.
    Inventors: Lee Keyser-Allen, Thomas Higdon, Luis Vega-Zayas, Ted Lin, Andrej Sarkic
  • Publication number: 20180285060
    Abstract: A first example playback device includes one or more processors and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the first playback device to perform functions. The functions include generating a mixed audio signal comprising one or more components of a first audio stream and one or more components of a second audio stream; and playing the mixed audio signal, where the one or more components of the second audio stream of the mixed audio signal played by the first playback device are played in synchrony with a second playback device configured to play the second audio stream. An example non-transitory computer-readable medium and an example method, both related to the first example playback device, are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Application
    Filed: March 26, 2018
    Publication date: October 4, 2018
    Inventors: Ted M. Lin, Luis Vega
  • Patent number: 10051398
    Abstract: A multi-channel and multi-zone audio environment is provided. Various inventions are disclosed that allow playback devices on one or more networks to provide an effective multi-channel and a multi-zone audio environment using timing information. According to one example, timing information is used to coordinate playback devices connected over a low-latency network to provide audio along with a video display. In another example, timing information is used to coordinate playback devices connected over a mesh network to provide audio in one or more zones or zone groups.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: October 18, 2016
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Simon Jarvis, Hilmar Lehnert, Aurelio Rafael Ramos, Luis Vega
  • Patent number: 10048930
    Abstract: Systems and methods disclosed herein include, determining that a requirement exists to output a system response. In response to determining that a requirement exists to output a system response, (i) setting a system response volume for a first speaker associated with the first networked device and (ii) outputting a system response at the set system response volume via the first speaker associated with the first networked device.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: September 8, 2017
    Date of Patent: August 14, 2018
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Luis Vega, Lucas Pylypczak, Rich Lean
  • Patent number: 9983462
    Abstract: An adjustable camera enclosure is provided. In one aspect of the present disclosure, the adjustable camera enclosure includes a housing including a hollow interior defining a longitudinal axis and at least one aperture in a wall of the housing; a beam disposed through an end of the housing into the hollow interior of the housing such that the beam is disposed along the longitudinal axis, where the housing is slidable over the beam along the longitudinal axis to extend and retract the housing relative to the beam; a camera disposed within the hollow interior of the housing, where a lens of the camera is oriented to the at least one aperture of the housing in a direction away from the housing; and a base coupled to the beam, where the base is rotatable about the longitudinal axis to rotate the beam and the housing about the longitudinal axis.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2016
    Date of Patent: May 29, 2018
    Assignee: Parabit Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Leiponis, Luis Vega, Dennis Schmitz
  • Patent number: 9977649
    Abstract: A first example playback device includes one or more processors and a non-transitory computer-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the first playback device to perform functions. The functions include generating a mixed audio signal comprising one or more components of a first audio stream and one or more components of a second audio stream; and playing the mixed audio signal, where the one or more components of the second audio stream of the mixed audio signal played by the first playback device are played in synchrony with a second playback device configured to play the second audio stream. An example non-transitory computer-readable medium and an example method, both related to the first example playback device, are also disclosed herein.
    Type: Grant
    Filed: May 28, 2017
    Date of Patent: May 22, 2018
    Assignee: Sonos, Inc.
    Inventors: Ted M. Lin, Luis Vega
  • Patent number: D833504
    Type: Grant
    Filed: December 30, 2015
    Date of Patent: November 13, 2018
    Assignee: Parabit Systems, Inc.
    Inventors: Robert J. Leiponis, Luis Vega, Dennis Schmitz