U.S. Patent 7643894 was awarded to Netstreams, LLC on 2010-01-05 and describes a “Audio network distribution system.” This patent has been cited 319 times by other U.S. patents which places it in the top 500 cited patents since 2010 according to our law firm research, and makes it of the most innovative digital communication patents in the field of electrical engineering. The abstract states:
This invention is a networked audio system (20). The invention includes a plurality of speaker nodes (100), a plurality of self-sufficient audio source node devices (300), an internet interface (400), a network control server (310), a legacy converter and controller (600) that connects to one or more legacy sources (500), all connected via an internet protocol network (200). Link: U.S. Patent 7643894
This patent was originally filed on 2003-05-08 which gives it a processing time of 2434 days, compared to an average processing time of 1206 in the field. Netstreams, LLC has 8 total patents. The first named inventor is Michael Braithwaite of Pflugerville, TX. The primary examiner was Ping Lee.
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