(19)
(11)EP 3 677 558 A3

(12)EUROPEAN PATENT APPLICATION

(88)Date of publication A3:
09.09.2020 Bulletin 2020/37

(43)Date of publication A2:
08.07.2020 Bulletin 2020/28

(21)Application number: 19217085.0

(22)Date of filing:  08.10.2015
(51)International Patent Classification (IPC): 
C03C 3/091(2006.01)
C03C 3/097(2006.01)
C03C 21/00(2006.01)
C03C 3/093(2006.01)
C03C 10/00(2006.01)
C03C 23/00(2006.01)
(84)Designated Contracting States:
AL AT BE BG CH CY CZ DE DK EE ES FI FR GB GR HR HU IE IS IT LI LT LU LV MC MK MT NL NO PL PT RO RS SE SI SK SM TR

(30)Priority: 08.10.2014 US 201462061372 P
18.02.2015 US 201562117585 P
04.06.2015 US 201562171110 P
21.07.2015 US 201562194967 P

(62)Application number of the earlier application in accordance with Art. 76 EPC:
15784527.2 / 3204338

(71)Applicant: Corning Incorporated
Corning, New York 14831 (US)

(72)Inventors:
  • HU, Guangli
    Berkeley Heights, NJ New Jersey 07922 (US)
  • SMITH, Charlene Marie
    Corning, NY New York 14830 (US)
  • TANG, Zhongzhi
    Painted Post, NY New York 14870 (US)
  • TIETJE, Steven Alvin
    Lindley, NY New York 14858 (US)

(74)Representative: Elkington and Fife LLP 
Prospect House 8 Pembroke Road
Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1XR
Sevenoaks, Kent TN13 1XR (GB)

  


(54)GLASSES AND GLASS CERAMICS INCLUDING A METAL OXIDE CONCENTRATION GRADIENT


(57) Embodiments of a glass-based article including a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface defining a thickness (t) of about 3 millimeters or less (e.g., about 1 millimeter or less), and a stress profile, wherein all points of the stress profile between a thickness range from about 0•t up to 0.3•t and from greater than 0.7•t, comprise a tangent that is less than about -0.1 MPa/micrometers or greater than about 0.1 MPa/micrometers,, are disclosed. In some embodiments, the glass-based article includes a non-zero metal oxide concentration that varies along at least a portion of the thickness (e.g., 0•t to about 0.3•t). In some embodiments, the concentration of metal oxide or alkali metal oxide decreases from the first surface to a point between the first surface and the second surface and increases from the point to the second surface. The concentration of the metal oxide may be about 0.05 mol% or greater or about 0.5 mol% or greater throughout the thickness. Methods for forming such glass-based articles are also disclosed.







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