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1. WO2020112157 - VEHICLE TRUNK LID

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AMENDED CLAIMS

received by the International Bureau on 26 March 2020 (26.03.2020)

What is claimed is:

1. (Amended) A vehicle trunk lid assembly, comprising:

an inner trunk panel having a generally horizontal portion and an upright portion, the upright portion extending downward from the horizontal portion with the trunk lid assembly in a closed orientation; and

an outer trunk panel that includes:

an upper outer trunk panel having a main section that extends horizontally and a

contoured section that extends downwardly from a rearward area of the main section, the main section being attached to the horizontal portion of the inner trunk panel; and

a lower outer trunk panel being attached to at least a lower section of the upright portion of the inner trunk panel, a lower edge of the upper outer trunk panel and a lower edge of the inner truck panel, the upper outer trunk panel being attached to the lower outer trunk panel via one of the following: a mastic, an adhesive, mechanical fasteners or welding techniques.

2. The vehicle trunk lid assembly according to claim 1, wherein

a lower end of the contoured section of the upper outer trunk panel includes a horizontal flange that extends in a vehicle forward direction from the lower end to the inner trunk panel.

3. The vehicle trunk lid assembly according to claim 2, wherein

the lower end of the contoured section of the upper outer trunk panel and the lower outer trunk panel define a pair of taillamp receiving pockets, a first one of the taillamp receiving pockets being defined at a first outboard side of the horizontal flange and a second of the taillamp receiving pockets being defined at a second outboard side of the horizontal flange.

4. The vehicle trunk lid assembly according to claim 3, wherein

the first one of the taillamp receiving pockets is further defined by a first reinforcement bracket fixed to the lower end of the contoured section of the upper outer trunk panel and the upright portion of the inner trunk panel thereby defining an upper wall of the first one of the taillamp receiving pockets, and

the second one of the taillamp receiving pockets is further defined by a second reinforcement bracket fixed to the lower end of the contoured section of the upper outer trunk panel and the upright portion of the inner trunk panel thereby defining an upper wall of the second one of the taillamp receiving pockets.

5. The vehicle trunk lid assembly according to claim 1, wherein

the upper outer trunk panel and the upright portion of the inner truck panel define a hollow space therebetween, with a vibration damper assembly attached to an upper area of the upright portion of the inner trunk panel within the hollow space, the vibration damper assembly being attenuated to dampen vibrations.

6. The vehicle trunk lid assembly according to any of claims 1-4, wherein a central areas of the inner trunk panel and the outer trunk panel define a hollow space therebetween, and the vehicle trunk lid assembly further comprising:

a vibration damper assembly attached to an upper area of the upright portion of the inner trunk panel within the hollow space, the vibration damper assembly being attenuated to dampen vibrations.

7. The vehicle trunk lid assembly according to claim 6, wherein

the vibration damper assembly includes an attachment bracket having a main portion, a first attachment flange, a second attachment flange and a third attachment flange that extend from the main portion, the first attachment flange extending from a driver’s side end of the main portion, the second attachment flange extending from a passenger’s side end of the main portion, and the third attachment flange extending from a central area of the main portion.

8 The vehicle trunk lid assembly according to claim 7, wherein

each of the first, second and third attachment flanges having a corresponding fastener opening such that fastener openings of the three attachment flanges define a triangle relative to one another.

9. The vehicle trunk lid assembly according to claim 7, wherein

the vibration damper assembly further includes a damper device attached to the central area of the main portion of the attachment bracket, and the damper device includes an attachment member, an annular metallic weight and an elastic housing that completely surrounds and encapsulates the annular weight and a lower portion of the attachment member.

10. The vehicle trunk lid assembly according to claim 9, wherein

the attachment member and the annular metallic weight are co-axially aligned and spaced apart from one another with portions of the elastic housing extending therebetween, and

the attachment member has an upper end configured to receive a mechanical fastening element that contacts the central area of the main portion of the attachment bracket.

11. The vehicle trunk lid assembly according to claim 10, wherein

the elastic housing is formed from a resilient, flexible material, including at least one of a resin material, a polymer material, or a rubber material, and

the elastic housing, the annular metallic and the attachment member are configured to absorb vibrations at predetermined vibration frequencies.

12. The vehicle trunk lid assembly according to claim 6, further comprising a pair of support brackets fixed to the horizontal portion of the inner panel and extending in a rearward direction relative to the inner trunk panel to the first portion of the outer trunk panel, such that the horizontal flange of the first portion of the outer trunk panel is located between the pair of support panels and is fixed thereto.

13. The vehicle trunk lid assembly according to claim 12, wherein

the vibration damper assembly is attached to the inner trunk panel at a location above the horizontal flange of the first portion of the outer trunk panel.

14. The vehicle trunk lid assembly according to claim 9, wherein

the vibration damper assembly includes an attachment bracket having a main portion, a first attachment flange, a second attachment flange and a third attachment flange that extend from the main portion, the first attachment flange extending from a driver’s side end of the main portion, the second attachment flange extending from a passenger’s side end of the main portion, and the third attachment flange extending from a central area of the main portion.