Out of 26 million Texans, you may have an idea to change the world. You may have had several ideas to change the world. But only a tiny minority of you pushed through the U.S. Patent office from application to successful patent. We've seen Texans change the world many times over. Jack Kilby did it with Texas Instruments in 1958 with the integrated circuit, causing the start of the digital revolution, which, in part, is why you can read these words over your electronic device.
Over the last few years, Texas Business has brought its feature: Texas Business Patent of the Day. This list is of the ones that were either extremely clever, odd or strange. One thing becomes apparent from these patents and the patent that runs daily in Texas Business—Texans have a unique mind set.
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Best Texas Mexican Food: The Short List No, we're not going to debate the difference between Tex-Mex, Mex-Tex, Mexican and Texican food. Just know these establishments are the pinnacle of Texas Mexican fare. No brag, just fact. Full Story » TexasBusiness.com
Best Texas Burgers Texas Burgers. . While a hamburger is merely sustenance and gratification for a meal, the memory a good Texas burger can give rise to Homeric odes. The short list. Full Story » TexasBusiness.com
Texas Business reports: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport—The seasonal KLM Royal Dutch Airlines nonstop service between DFW to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport has resumed.
KLM operates the route with Airbus A330-200 aircraft capable of seating up to 243 passengers.
“It’s great to have KLM bring its outstanding service to Amsterdam back to DFW after a winter hiatus,” said DFW International Airport chief executive Jeff Fegan in a prepared statement. “Our primary mission here at DFW is to provide great air service for the citizens of Dallas and Fort Worth, and KLM, with its tremendous service and reputation certainly presents a great option for our travelers.”
“KLM is excited to be reintroducing its service to the Dallas-Fort Worth community,” said , Air France and KLM for the Americas senior vice president Patrick Roux in a statement. “Customers will once again be able to benefit from KLM’s legendary genuine and refreshing service supported by our state-of-the-art international hub in Amsterdam Schiphol Airport with convenient connections to Europe, Middle East & Africa.”
The non-stop flights, operating five times a week in collaboration with Delta, will depart DFW on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 3:45 pm and arrive in Amsterdam the next day at 08:00 am local time. The return flights will depart from Amsterdam on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 10:35 am, arriving in DFW at 1:50 pm local time.
The flights operate within the framework of the trans-Atlantic joint venture agreement signed in May 2009 between Air France, KLM and Delta and enlarged to Alitalia in July 2010.
Under the terms of this agreement, the partners jointly operate and share the revenues and costs of their trans-Atlantic routes.
KLM Royal Dutch Airlines is a worldwide airline company based in the Netherlands. It comprises the core of the KLM Group.
AIR FRANCE KLM, the result of a merger between AIR FRANCE and KLM in 2004, is one of the leading European air transport groups.
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