Technology Amazon has a patent for an underwater storage facility that looks like something out of James Bond

21:25  12 july  2017
21:25  12 july  2017 Source:   FOX News

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Amazon has filed a patent for something straight out of the Evil Empire playbook— an underwater lair. Fortunately, a patent filing doesn't mean Amazon actually has plans to build this thing , but just for fun, check out the full specs over at CNet.

The technology giant has obtained a patent, entitled © Getty Images The technology giant has obtained a patent, entitled "Aquatic Storage Facility," which would let it store products in "a body of liquid." Amazon has been awarded some interesting patents in recent months, including a storage facility that looks like a beehive. But this latest one may top them all.

The technology giant has obtained a patent, entitled "Aquatic Storage Facility," which would let it store products in "a body of liquid." The depth would be controlled by an attached cartridge and "ascend or descend within the liquid, as desired." The cartridge could then be "retrieved upon demand," the filing reads.

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Amazon has filed a patent for a rather bizarre underwater storage center, where packages can be called by acoustic tones and be ready for delivery. If you liked this story, you'll love these. Popular Stories.

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The entire patent can be found here.

Amazon is likely to automate much of the process, the filing notes, with the cartridge connected to a network. It could "receive acoustic signals or other forms of instructions" as well as having the ability to send acoustic signals.

In the filing, Amazon states: “Because today’s online marketplace offers a wide variety of items to customers including – but not limited to, goods, services, products, media or information – fulfillment centers now include increasingly large and complex facilities with expansive capabilities and high technology accommodations for items and feature storage areas as large as one million square feet or more.”

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Amazon has reportedly registered a patent for an underwater storage system. The patent filed by Amazon describes an underwater facility where goods will be stored in sealed containers. According to the patent , each container will have a unique “acoustic signal”.

Amazon has filed a patent that would see its depots submerged underwater in huge pools, with items summoned to the surface by acoustic vibrations. The proposal for Aquatic Storage Facilities is the latest in the line of futuristic patents filed by Amazon .

The company added that in order to prepare and ship an order, "a staff member or robot may be required to walk several thousand feet or even miles within a fulfillment center in order to retrieve the items. Where a customer submits multiple orders for items, the arduous task of picking, packaging and shipping ordered items must often be repeated for each and every order.”

In addition to the underwater storage facility, Amazon has filed several other patents in recent months. These include the aforementioned a drone tower, parachute shipping labels and the ability to block price comparisons in its stores, among several others.

The patent, if approved, is likely designed to help cut shipping costs, a topic that is on the top of Amazon's mind.

In the most recent quarter, it had fulfillment expenses of $4.7 billion, compared to $3.7 billion a year ago.

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