Design patents on Korea Intellectual Property Rights Information Service website (credit: PocketLint)
The memo adds that the device is linked to a smartphone and displays alerts for information running on the phone, according to the WSJ. It adds that the device features a lens that is either transparent or translucent.
Technology companies such as Samsung file a large number of patents for products in development every year. However, very few of them make it into the marketplace.
A Samsung device would be following hot on the heels of the Google Glass -- a product that is still in its prototype stage but has already received widespread attention.
Google Glass is a wearable computer with a head-mounted display that lets users search the web, use apps and respond to spoken instructions. However, its most controversial feature is its ability to record video, an issue that has raised privacy concerns. A consumer version of Google Glass isn't expected to hit the shelves until early next year.
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If Samsung's new patent turns into a consumer product, it will be the second wearable product that the company has produced. In early September, Samsung's first smartwatch was released, but the Galaxy Gear has since received disappointing reviews from technology analysts.
Despite the rocky start, wearable technology could grab vital revenue in the future as technology firms look to diversify away from a maturing smartphones.