Innovations and Inventions

Penn United as a company has always believed that innovation is our future.  Since our inception, internally, we have been encouraging our employees to bring us their pioneering ideas and continuous improvements, offering rewards for their achievements.  Over the years we have taken this concept externally to a larger audience, looking for innovative minded individuals and organizations with original inventions and ideas.  We have over 25 years of prototyping experience – obtained by working with our customers and prototyping their products.  Our first U.S. Patent was filed in January 1984, various others have followed. 

Our areas of interest include, but are not limited to:

  • Medical device products
  • Storage solutions
  • Hand tools
  • Power tools
  • Household products
  • Garage products
  • Maintenance products
  • Product improvements

Our technology review board, consisting of a team of engineers, marketing professionals, sales representatives, and product designers, review every inventive idea submitted.  Confidentiality of your idea comes first, and continues throughout the process with a nondisclosure agreement (NDA) signed upfront.  We value honesty throughout the process and if we cannot help get your product to market we will direct you to an alternate route to see your ideas come to fruition.

Steps we follow:

  • Initial point of contact
  • Evaluation by our technology review board
  • Decision to move forward – determine need
  • Search for comparable products
  • Determine market barriers and entry point

Products we have made:

  • Figure 8 Surgical Sternal Closure Device
  • Robo Grip® Self adjusting pliers
  • Magnum Grip™ Cam actuated parallel jaw pliers
  • Versa Clamp™ Cam clamping and vise system
  • PowerPull™ Leverage Hammer Built in retractable leverage pin
  • Bionic Wrench™ Six jaw adjustable wrench
  • Magnetic Board Magnetic accessories attached to a metal board

Please complete the NDA on this page and contact us at 724-352-1507 or  We are excited to learn more about you and your innovative idea!

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Contact us today for more information or to request a quote.