Idea Buyer Member Feature Story

Earl Bennett of GT Seat Belt Extenders

Persistence, patience, and perspiration have paid off for long-time inventor, Earl Bennett in the form of his latest product, the GT Seat Belt Extender.

Bennett says his inspiration for inventing comes from Willy Wonka. “Wonka said inventing is 93% perspiration, 6% electricity, 4% evaporation, and 2% butterscotch ripple. That’s 105% my way of thinking”.

After years of tinkering and inventing, Bennett has produced a product with mass appeal that is moving off the shelves – a seat belt extender. Bennett solved the problems that other similar products were having and built the first prototype in 2004.

Bennett’s seat belt extender initially caught the attention of an entrepreneur who backed the original order that is now being distributed through KOI Automotive, as well as directly to consumers on

While the product’s original purpose was to eliminate size and shape discrimination of people, it has caught the attention of police officers and firefighters who have began buying them by the case. These professionals are a large contribution to the already 70,000 in circulation.

The high response KOI has received about Bennett’s product has forced the company to hire a full-time employee to focus solely on the GT Seat Belt Extender.

With another order for 40,000 units in place, Bennett’s infomercial below has begun airing on Spike TV and Lifetime Television in test markets in preparation for national airing.

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Sales are expected at more than 10 million units next year, leaving Bennett with a pleasing return well over 100%.However, Bennett doesn’t plan on stopping. “Right now I’m publishing a book – The Legend of Bucky the Beaver. It’s an inspirational book for children that teaches them never to give up.”Bennett’s advice for inventors is the same as it is for children in his new book, “If you have something that you believe in, then take it all the way.”

You can order a seat belt extender at Investors are also encouraged to contact Bennett if they are interested in future projects.

His contact information is available upon written request to

Written by Lindsey Yeauger, Director of Communications, Idea Buyer, LLC. The Online Marketplace to license and sell patents and ideas. – Patent Licensing and Sale Tips

One Response to “Idea Buyer Member Feature Story”

  1. joseph m. Says:

    i have many inventions and i need some help with them,my first is wanted by a company but i do not trust them i have never went through this process before, the first invention is the foundation liner its just like a bed liner in a truck ,and is sprayed on with a high speed jet nosle, its a rubber type liner that will be on residential and commercial buildings the foundation and first floor, will be sprayed out with this product, it will be about 1 inch thick. all wood studs, floor joists ,all concrete, on first and foundation will have a complete water proof liner stoping any structure damage from occuring from any standing water, insurance companys will insure al most all homes even in flood areas,water damage to the structure is al most a complete loss with this system no more complete damages from water .this will happen i just dont no when and how to get started any help my name is joe at i have a speed reducer for teen or any new drivers this is put on the carburator of the car and when the parents not in the car there a switch that you use with a key and if the speed limit is 45 max in that town or city they will not be able to go any faster than what you set the speed for kids now days are getting killed from crazy things like hill jumping and just going to fast this will be loved by parents and will drop rates for kids and family also with drivers that have proved they are just a danger on the road the court or state can make them install this device until they have proved they are not a threat any more. parents will love this and insurance there are to many young kids dyeing on the road this is a great tool for new drivers

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