Innovative Products of America

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Innovative Products of America (IPA) is a family-owned and operated original equipment manufacturing and distributing company based out of Woodstock, New York.[1]

Founded in 1991 by President Peter Vinci, an electro-mechanical engineer, the company operates through a traditional three-step distribution process and serves the automotive, fleet, industrial, and agricultural industries. IPA manufactures an array of tools, including remote testers for truck and tractor-trailer braking and electrical systems,[2] air guns designed to clean radiators,[3] disc brake system analyzers,[4][5] tire inflation systems,[6] and tools to unclog grease fittings. IPA won the PTEN Innovation Award in 2011[7] and 2012,[8] for their automotive wiring diagnostic tool and fuel pump relay bypass switch, and the Motor Magazine Top 20 Tools Award eight times, with the most recent being in 2011 for their electrical terminal cleaners.[9]

History[edit]

IPA was originally located in Mount Tremper, New York with a manufacturing plant in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, but moved its offices and production line to a combined location in Woodstock in 2010.[10] In 2013, IPA announced the acquisition of two new warehouses, former Simulaids buildings, that will serve as a business center with rental offices, mechanical shop, and storage area for IPA as well as other local businesses.[1][11]

Selected patents[edit]

  • Temperature and Pressure Sensor for Cooling Systems and Other Pressurized Systems (1994)[12]
  • Voltage Probe Testing Device (1997)[13]
  • Digital Remote Gauge Assembly (1999)[14]
  • Grease Joint Cleaner (2003)[15]
  • Methods and Apparatus for Analyzing Internal Combustion Engines (2011)[16]
  • Cleaners for Male Electrical Pins (2012)[17]
  • Cleaners for Female Electrical Terminals (2012)[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Snow, Violet. IPA owner wary of proposed regs for former Simulaids buildings. http://www.woodstockx.com/2013/07/06/ipa-owner-wary-of-proposed-regs-for-former-simulaids-buildings Access date: 07-12-2013. Publishing date: 07-06-2013.
  2. ^ Huff, Aaron. Remote controlled trailers. http://www.ccjdigital.com/a-mutt-for-all-trailers/?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_content=01-30-2013&utm_campaign=CCJ Access date: 07-12-2013. Publishing date: 01-29-2013.
  3. ^ Schulz, Erica. Tool review: IPA air comb. http://www.vehicleservicepros.com/article/10758791/innovative-products-of-america-air-comb-tool-review Access date: 07-12-2013. Publishing date: 09-07-2012.
  4. ^ Markel, Andrew. Tool tip: Maximizing tools: Diagnosing ABS/ESC hydraulic control units. http://www.techshopmag.com/Article/103596/tool_tip_maximizing_tools_diagnosing_absesc_hydraulic_control_units.aspx Access date: 07-12-2013. Publishing date: 09-09-2012.
  5. ^ Truglia, Craig. Tool Q&A: Prevent Brake Comebacks. http://www.vehicleservicepros.com/article/10776103/proper-brake-service-tool-qa-professional-tool-equipment-news Access date: 07-12-2013. Publishing date: 05-02-2013.
  6. ^ Scott, Jessie. Improve your fuel economy. http://www.agriculture.com/products-classifieds/product-news/machinery-and-equipment/tools/improve-your-fuel-economy_385-ar30458 Access date: 07-12-2013. Publishing date: 03-14-2013.
  7. ^ 2011 PTEN Innovation Awards winners announced! http://www.vehicleservicepros.com/article/10362930/2011-pten-innovation-awards-winners-announced Access date: 07-12-2013. Publishing date: 09-19-2011.
  8. ^ Schulz, Erica. 2012 PTEN Innovation Awards winners announced http://www.vehicleservicepros.com/news/10757948/2012-pten-innovation-awards-winners-announced Access date: 07-12-2013. Publishing date: 10-01-2012.
  9. ^ Top 20 Tools High-Flying Winners of 2011! http://www.motor.com/magazine/pdfs/092011_08.pdf Access date: 07-12-2013. Publishing date: 09-2011.
  10. ^ Pattison, George. Sold! http://woodstock.ulsterpublishing.com/view/full_story/11407305/article-Sold Access date: 07-12-2013. Publishing date: 12-10-2013.
  11. ^ Pattison, George. Wilber announces run for reelection http://www.woodstockx.com/2013/05/02/wilber-announces-run-for-reelection/ Access date: 07-12-2013. Publishing date: 05-02-2013.
  12. ^ http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=5295747.PN.&OS=PN/5295747&RS=PN/5295747
  13. ^ http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-adv.htm&r=24&f=G&l=50&d=PTXT&p=1&S1=(vinci.INNM.+AND+(pa.INST.))&OS=IN/vinci+AND+IS/pa&RS=(IN/vinci+AND+IS/pa)
  14. ^ http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=5,875,413.PN.&OS=PN/5,875,413&RS=PN/5,875,413
  15. ^ http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=D497,698.PN.&OS=PN/D497,698&RS=PN/D497,698
  16. ^ http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=7,913,546.PN.&OS=PN/7,913,546&RS=PN/7,913,546
  17. ^ http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8214961.PN.&OS=PN/8214961&RS=PN/8214961
  18. ^ http://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO1&Sect2=HITOFF&d=PALL&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsrchnum.htm&r=1&f=G&l=50&s1=8296893.PN.&OS=PN/8296893&RS=PN/8296893

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